A Slasher Film with a Twist
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Just last week I stumbled upon You're Next on my TV and by the end of it I was really glad that the movie title started with the letter "Y." Oh and fear not, for those of you who haven't noticed, I tend to write reviews and recommendations spoiler free.
I am actually a fan of horror and suspense films and could watch them all day really. Buuuuut, just because I will watch it doesn't mean I will like it. There are very few horror movies that I find good. One of the reasons I watch films like these is part of the adventure of finding out if it will be one that I will be completely satisfied with and think to myself, "Yep, that's a masterpiece." I want to find the perfect mix of horror and awesome storytelling.
You're Next isn't perfect, almost no slasher film is. It has its share of cliché slasher deaths, especially at the beginning. You will be yelling at your TV screen for the characters (who all happen to be white) not to be so stupid because they are totally heading towards certain death. The acting is... not too bad actually, although the writing at times is questionable. And of course you will have some bloody deaths that will make you think "Was that really necessary?"
But then came the twist, which made me like this movie enough to write a post about it and want to watch it again with someone else as I gauge their reactions to the twist in the plot.
It's this twist that is its saving grace. Otherwise I probably would have rolled my eyes at the end and started looking for something else to watch. Instead I had to tell everyone in my immediate vicinity what I had just watched.
So do I recommend this movie? Yes, if you have no particular problem with horror, blood and guts filled scenes. If you shy away from movies like this then there isn't really much reason for you to watch it. But if you like this sort of thing I say give it a go. Like I said, it isn't perfect, but it's different and what makes it different makes it worth the watch.
Will you watch it? Have you watched it? If you have what did you think?