Review: READY OR NOT Is an Absolute Blast and One of My Favorite Movies of the Year
Well, looks like I can add another film to my list of favorite movies of 2019! While I knew that the horror/comedy Ready or Not was going deliver some decent entertainment, I didn’t expect the Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett-directed film to be as great as it was!
Ready or Not as a freakin’ blast to watch! From beginning to end I had a smile stretched across my face. I enjoyed the film so damn much that it’ll definitely end up on my top 10 list of favorite movies of the year!
If you’ve seen the trailer, you have a good idea of what happens. The story follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game of hide and seek with everyone fighting for their survival.
The trailer is pretty crazy and does a great job of selling the film to audiences. And while it shows a lot of great footage, they saved a lot of the best stuff for the moviegoing experience. I loved how this story played out, and it all led up to a glorious bloody ending that audiences are going to flip for!
The film takes the audience on a brutally bloody and violent ride through one of the most horrific games of hide and seek ever. If you’re not a blood and guts kind of person, prepare for some super cringe-worthy moments that will have you burying your head in your hands. It’s also packed full of hilarious comedy that had the audience laughing all the way through the film.
The highlight of the movie, though, is hands down, the film’s star... Samara Weaving. She was charming as hell, and I loved how she handled bringing her character to life. She is the film’s anchor, and within the first 10 minutes I was hooked on her character and rooting for her all throughout the movie! You just don’t want her to die because she’s so lovable! The audience wants her to survive the nightmarish ordeal that she finds herself in, and she certainly manages to kick some ass as she fights for her life.
The story come salong with a few twists and surprises that you don’t see coming and it all comes to a head during the climax and the film’s brilliant “holy shit!” ending.
Go see this movie! You’re gonna love it! If you’ve already seen the movie, let us know what you thought!