Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Film Of The Week: YOU'RE NEXT (2013)

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family members reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family members proves to be the most talented killer of all.

I never generally watch horror movies, but I decided to give You are Subsequent a try. Some horror films definitely have an action-oriented appeal to them, and so if I do see a horror film, these are the ones I generally go for. That stated, the notion used for this variety of film stood out to me in a way that permitted me to appreciate this most current film from director Adam Wingard.

Sharni Vinson stars as the newest guest to a household reuinion in a mansion situated in the middle of nowhere. She plays a college student in enjoy with her financially struggling boyfriend, on the verge of her final year prior to earning her degree. All through the first act, she gets to meet his rich family members and begins acclimating herself with her peers and her environment, and for a even though, all seems nicely and peaceful. For a whilst...

The following evening when every person arrives with other third-party guests, almost everything that need to have added to a joyful family members getaway turns into blood-coated chaos, when dinner is gravely interrupted by a modest gang of masked killers armed with machetes, axes and crossbows. Of course, in common horror film style, with the entire family seemingly desperate to survive, a single incorrect selection leads to yet another, followed by an additional and yet another, which of course increases the body count, and only a handful of survivors are left. And just when you could have thought the plot would continue to be linear, alas, there is a twist in the plot that boils down to murder, greed, lust and envy, leaving this incident to be more than just a residence invasion. Nevertheless, when the killers least anticipate it, there is no enormous waiting period prior to watching the film's seemingly unlikely heroine kick into survival mode virtually instantly, revealing a side to her no a single knew, not even her boyfriend.

I am not a massive horror film buff, despite getting seen a few in my own life. But to my point here although, what I really enjoy most is how action-oriented it feels. Certain, there are moments of suspense and thrills, and some moments of predictability that make you roll your eyes. And that's fairly considerably any horror film. But the largest scenes with the most fun are with Vinson even though she is evening the score against the killers, wounding them, maiming them from time to time with booby traps, and obtaining down and dirty and finishing them off.

On its plot, the film delivers such a tasteful film focusing on a range of moments illustrating the extremes of a family carrying a façade of politeness that thinly veils their inner feelings, causing tensions to boil over and revealing that even the most properly-to-do household has concerns of its personal. All of this sets up a great formula for a story that delivers an intense, horrific survival thriller about a lady caught in the middle of a deadly predicament that turns out to be way a lot more than it is on its face.

The cast did an impressive job here with their respective roles, performing a lot of the quirky, human moments that make you giggle from time to time, from the toxic rivalry in between brothers Crispan and Drake (A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg), to the wacky connection among other brother Felix and goth girlfriend Zee (Nicholas Tucci and Wendy Glenn). Above it all though, Vinson is the star here, and she carries herself with all the power of a purely talented and physically capable actress worthy of any part she pleases. Since not only does she have the goods, but she IS the goods, and clearly that's just fine with producer Adi Shankar who just brought the actress on board his subsequent project, the tentatively-titled female action vehicle, The ExpendaBelles with actresses Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff.

I'm glad I saw You are Next when I did upon its release a week ago. The film is awesomely entertaining and the reality that the film is undertaking so well makes me even far more proud to assistance Vinson with the hopes of seeing her in a lot more action-oriented roles. So, I wholly recommend it as a major palate cleanser for the entree that awaits, and I am far more than pleased to share this guy's opinion...all 4 of them:

You happen to be Subsequent stars Sharni Vinson along with Joe SwanbergA.J. BowenNicholas Tucci, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Wendy Glenn and Lane Hughes. The film is written by co-star and producer, Simon Barrett, and edited and directed by Adam Wingard.

Film Of The Week: YOU'RE NEXT (2013)
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