Ready or Not Review

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            An incredibly violent sensation, Ready or Not weaves in and out of its old manor halls full of furious energy and dark comedy. 

            As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to fear the rich and powerful, Grace quickly finds out just how scary they can be after marrying into the Le Domas family. If she wants to reach her honeymoon, Grace must survive the most intense game of hide and seek of her life.
             Modern-day audiences have become so desensitized to violence through current forms of entertainment, Ready or Not being a prime example of this, as numerous people in the film die brutal deaths and the expected reaction for all save one of them is laughter; I’ve seen a lot of violent films this year, you could say I’m drawn to them (I can assure you, I’m perfectly fine), but I must say Ready or Not stands out as one of the most comically violent films I’ve seen all year. As soon as the game begins, the film is quick to prove how cringe-inducing it can be. 
What makes this film work so well, is the lead performance from Samara Weaving. She is a total badass in her prey-turned-predator role, I just wish we could’ve learned more about her character. Also, her crazy, rich, and a tad off-putting in-laws are littered with talent, led by Andie MacDowell as the mother. The cast as an ensemble gel really well together and light the fire under this film.
            You better be prepared if you plan on watching Ready or Not, because there are no punches held back…at all, as this taunt of the 1% is one hell of a rush and quite funny too. 7.5/10

Author: Teddy Frederick

Movies have been my passion since I was a young teenager. I had realized how much I loved going to the theater and watching something on the big screen, and I wanted to feel that sensation as often as possible. I began seeing as many movies as my schedule and wallet could allow, and in wanting to give back to the film community and myself, I wrote film reviews. I first posted them under the audience reviews of Rotten Tomatoes; if I ever go back to those posts now I cringe at the writer I used to be. In 2018, I had the idea to start my own space to post my content and thus Movie Reviews Today was born. I am a film and media studies student at Arizona St. University. I am also a three-year shift supervisor with Starbucks. My hope is to soak up as many movies and movie knowledge as I can moving forward and to share my passion with my readers.

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