Final Girl (2015)★★★☆☆
I have no strong feelings about this movie, in any direction. It wasn’t bad, but…it wasn’t great, either. There just wasn’t anything special about it.
The actors were all good, but together there was no chemistry. The second thing I remember thinking about this film (the first being “wow, this music is so…boring”) was that I didn’t buy the chemistry between Abigail Breslin and Wes Bentley…but it wasn’t long before I realized none of the characters had any chemistry. I simply didn’t believe the relationships between any of them.
And the slow talking…there were moments that seemed to drag on and on (and on), and they were all moments when someone was speaking. I think they were going for a film noire style here…but it’s a style that I either don’t really understand or simply don’t like…at least in Final Girl’s interpretation.
That said, once the killing started, the movie got entertaining. The last half of the film is decent for action-packed slasher fans, and I can’t say it wasn’t satisfying watching everyone get exactly what they had coming to them. Oh, and the drug-induced visions were a neat effect.
A more believable cast or dropping the awkward style would have made this a better movie, but it’s still a decent watch if you don’t expect too much from it.