Green Room (2016)★★★★☆


Funny enough, I didn’t realize that tonight’s movie starred both Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots – just like last night’s movie. And I’m rating this one four out of five, also like last night’s movie. But aside from those two things, this movie is nothing like last night’s movie.

In fact, four out of five may be a bit generous, but since the cast was pretty fantastic and there were some genuinely tense and scary moments I’ll leave it as is. But the first word that comes to mind when attempting to describe this movie is “disturbing.” There are a lot of pretty graphic, violent scenes. If you have a problem with the sight of blood, this movie is definitely not for you.

But Anton Yelchin was great as Pat (though he doesn’t really look like a “Pat”). He and the rest of the band made a lot of really stupid decisions along the way, but given the circumstances nothing terribly unrealistic. It was nice seeing Patrick Stewart but I didn’t feel like he really added anything in his role as Darcy. You could have replaced him with a number of other actors to the same effect. Imogen Poots, however, was almost unrecognizable as Amber – in a good way. I was really impressed with her in this one.

Overall I think this movie is more horrific than horror. The acting is good and the pacing is fine, but really this movie is just violent scene after violent scene after violent scene. So if you’re into that kind of thing, you should check it out.