Seeing this on Independence day at a drive-in completely enclosed by the woods and with fireworks lighting up the night sky was a pretty great.
I wrestled with what to rate this because it's not great in execution, but the movie also makes some interesting choices that keep this from being just another nostalgia trip.
My biggest complaint is that the movie spends too much time trying to look the part. It tries too hard to look like an 80s movie, but it doesn't feel like one. Scenes that should feel natural and effortless, like kids riding a bike, seem forced and awkward. The soundtrack,…
If John Hughes ever tried to do a horror movie, this is probably what it would be like. Better Watch Out is Home Alone meets Ferris Bueller's Day Off meets a home invasion movie and the results are mind blowing. Never has a horror movie made me feel tense, scared, and strangely happy all at once.