The point is that the male-gaze and wanton sexual acts of females is these character's downfall, but ever since Scream the knowledge of slashers' anti-bacchanalian viewpoint is feeling tired. So, how is it different? It captures teenage hedonism well then slips into cliched hack-and-slash halfway through. Not as inventive as it thinks, but it's less annoying than that Craven series.
Le teen-movie qui commence par la sonnerie du lycée, un premier gros plan sur une paire de nichons, un second sur les regards avides des garçons, un troisième sur celui envieux des filles : le ton est donné. Et je suis très bon client de ce genre de films :-) Puis ça tourne au film d'horreur sans grand suspense mais tout de même haletant.
Schreckliche Darsteller, kaum greifbare Charaktere, ultraflacher Spannungsbogen, der diese Bezeichnung so gar nicht verdient. Wer bis zum Schluss durchhält, wird immerhin noch mit einer kleinen Überraschung belohnt. Nur Liebhabern des Genres zu empfehlen.
How is this even remotely "fresh"? (wasn't that what it was lauded as upon release?) saw the twist coming from miles away and absolutely nothing else in this thing is memorable...except for pissing all over my favorite America song!
The scariest film about puberty since "Kids," and for most of its run-time it brings a new kind of realism to the slasher. But it chooses opportunism, so it doesn't hold a candle to the poetic "Spring Breakers." However, it will probably get remade in 20 years when we are old and gray, and then we will mourn its lost purity. Or not.
The execution wasn't the problem so much as the set-up. It takes a while to get going, and it's pretty clear who's going to do the getting, but the jolt of the final 15 minutes doesn't stick, because there's not much for it to stick to. & it's a shame, because Levine & co. (esp. at the farmhouse) make this film look much better than it has any right to. A little script polish & it'd be a true "hidden gem."