Today we’re talking about the 2015 film The Final Girls.
Inventive and heartwrenching while still staying true to what a slasher film is all about. The start is a little slow but necessary and the rest just zooms by delightfully.
The main character is a little dispondant for most of the movie and that means the rest of the cast have to bring the personality until they die. That dynamic could have made us not care for her but the writers made sure to add enough developement and emotional moments to make her taking control of the narrative to feel deserved and exciting.
The rest of the cast is a wonderful mix of tropes and works really well.
The movie was at it’s best when it leaned into the emotional moments or the slasher tropes. The rest of movie’s dialogue feels like it was trying too hard to be normal.
Visuals and Music
The slasher moments are extremely well done considering it’s PG and the camera work is amazing. The final confrontation scene is spectacular and wonderfully stylistic.
The diegetic music was used with great effect and emotion while the soundtrack was a little bland but worked really well.
I object to this being considered a timeloop movie since it’s not really a big part of it but more of a short gag.
That being said, this is an extremely fun movie that did a great job pulling at my heartstrings.
A true love letter to the spirit of slasher films with a fun twist. The slasher aspects are extremely well done and managed to still have effect despite being PG. The true joy of the movie is the emotional heart and journey of mourning a parent.
Final Score: 4.5 Stars out of 5