Written by Luke Barnes
A group of friends gather together to wait out a storm and play some party games, once there things take a turn for the worst and one by one people start getting murdered.
I thought this film was pretty entertaining, but it was not without its issues. Most obviously, you could tell that this film was written by someone who isn’t Gen Z as though they use some correct vernacular it never really feels authentic and genuine. Moreover, with the expectation of Amandla Stenberg the cast are not members of Gen Z either, these might only be little nit picks I know but as the film has been labelled a Gen Z murder mystery it deserves to be pointed out.
The mystery was well used for the most part, however, it is ruined by the end of the film. Where it turns out that there never was any murderer just a series of accidents and misunderstandings leading to all these deaths then it just feels like a cop out. Honestly I didn’t find the ending funny I found it to be infuriating.
For me the performances were a mixed bag, I thought Maria Bakalova, Lee Pace and Rachel Sennott all gave strong performances whereas Myha’la Herrold’s Jordan felt cliched, Stenberg’s Sophie underdeveloped and Pete Davidson’s David to be totally unlikeable.
Overall, whilst it has some enjoyable moments for the most part this is a decidedly average film.
A few funny moments
It is a good mystery until the ending ruins it
Bakalova really shines
A lot of the supporting cast are wasted
It feels clearly like someone older trying to write for Gen Z
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