Idea interessante, ma non sviluppata bene. Alcune scene carine, ma l'analisi del genere è un po' grossolana. Violenza troppo edulcorata per essere un aspetto riuscito. Comunque godibile, anche grazie a un buono scontro finale.Tecnicamente mediocre, ma non terribile. Fotografia fin troppo fiabesca, ma in alcuni frangenti non male.Alcune sequenze discrete. Personaggi abbastanza piatti, anche se amalgamati discretamente
L'omaggio definitivo al filone degli slasher anni '80, in particolare alla saga di Friday the 13th: una brillante horror comedy metacinematografica, divertentissima, piena di idee geniali, di trovate visive e di riferimenti che faranno la gioia degli appassionati. Mi sono genuinamente divertito e francamente non me lo aspettavo affatto. Un gioiellino imperdibile per tutti gli amanti del genere!
Horror is a genre easy to skewer but harder to subvert; it's consistently referencing and evolving expectations into its own experience. Unsurprising then this does a lot of hat-tipping but never changes the game, it's content to merely acknowledge. This renders the internal logic nefarious at best, but doesn't rob it of charm. More day-glo than blood drenched, its love for the characters is infectious and winning.
The horror-comedy genre, like the slasher genre, rarely plays on tender emotions, nor creates an emotional investment, let alone even works as a study of grief and loss, with a theme of how one's art outlives its creator. The slasher-comedy, The Final Girls, does all these things. It's also very sincere and has a lot of heart while being quite funny and exceptionally creative in how it handles its plot.
2-3. It's Pleasantville for the 80s. But never really goes so far as to shatter the framework that it, at best, critiques very gently. Which is a damn shame, because with both conflict and concept in hand, it could've made for a VERY good film. When at best it's more okay. The mother-daughter core is moving, and there's a smattering of very clever moments. But, yeah; not scary, and not the best it could be.
I can't fathom why any fan of the genre wouldn't have a blast with this one. If I have any complaints it's that the effects are abysmal and I wish it were R-rated. What really made me fall for it, though was the way it uses it's ludicrous setup to explore grieving and moving on. The fact that it was so unexpected just added to the power of it all.
Pretty enjoyable, though obviously silly. I quite like the weird creative use of CGI. The fact it didn't need to have quite so many plates spinning but did helped. Worst case scenario, I think they had fun making it and it's one of those rare modern comedy movies that actually uses cinematography creatively.