Today we’re talking about the 2019 film Ready or Not.
This was meant as a dark comedy but came off more as a survival horror with incompetent, if better equipped, enemies. There were a lot of jump scares that doubled as attempts at humour, but overall it missed the mark almost completely.
The characters were interesting. A wonderful assortment of terrible rich people. Unfortunately, they were built up and almost all of them had unsatisfying deaths.
The bride played it like a horror action movie while the direction played it like a survival movie and the difference was a little jarring. She was an excellent actress and I would have liked to see the movie she was acting for rather then what they cut together.
The snippy rich family is an old trope but fun to watch. The dialogue between them was entertaining and the crazed aunt had some great lines.
The bride also had some excellent one liners.
However, the switching between whiny rich people and murderous devil worshipers was a little bland.
Visuals and Music
The music was okay if expected. Creepy old-timey music is really overdone and has been done better.
The visuals were appropriately gory and the special effects were excellent.
The movie starts quickly and the intro is done well, but after that it gets a little repetitive. The twists are predictable and honestly I just kept looking forward to the bride snapping and taking initiative to fight back.
I spent most of this movie planning a better version.
A wonderful premise and excellent actress wasted on a mediocre and repetitive story. The action and special effects are great but everything else has been done better.
Final Score: 1.5 Stars out of 5