Black Friday (2021) – JenEric Movie Review

Hello Cinephiles,

Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Black Friday.

Story

A very standard zombie movie with a dash of alien invasion. The progression is so predictable I was almost bored. Thankfully there were a lot of shopping jokes.

Score: 0

Characters

The usual rag-tag group of misfits fighting zombies and barely (or not) surviving. Some of the actors were pretty good and some not great. There’s some impressive character moments where they rush through their trauma (from before the events) but it feels forced and is played for laughs.

Score: 0

Dialogue

The jokes about feral customers, retail hell, and consumerism sent me back to my days working in a convenience store. The writers had definitely experienced the existential horror of retail work.

Score: 1

Visuals and Music

The visuals were creepy and well done. Lots of flash and violence.

The music was better than the movie deserved. The original Christmas song was well done.

Score: 1

Fun

There were parts that bored me, but overall I had fun. It was exactly what it said it was and didn’t try to be anything more.

Score: 0.5

Overall

This is a horror movie that wouldn’t stand up without it’s gimmick, but the gimmick is so well done that you don’t care. It’s violent, gory, and will give you flashbacks to working retail.

Final Score: 2.5 Stars out of 5

Reminder

Just a reminder that everything in my store is going to be 25% off tomorrow for Black Friday!

You can get cell phone cases that look like

  • a TARDIS
  • a Jayne hat
  • the four Star Trek badges
    • Command
    • Engineer
    • Medical
    • Science
      • The Science is not on my store site, as I have not made a prototype yet, but it is available by special order at no extra cost.
You can also find
  • the stuffed TARDIS made infamous by this blog (smaller size)
Check out my store today! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JenEricDesigns

Snow!

In honour of the snow that is falling (and hopefully staying) on the ground today, my picture is of the Gryffindor snowman made in Hogsmeade. I have to say, it felt incredibly weird to be SO hot in Florida, but to be surrounded by snow in Hogsmeade.

I also have an announcement to make! This Friday, I will be cutting my prices in my store www.etsy.com/shop/JenEricDesigns by 25%, in honour of Black Friday. I may keep the prices cut until Cyber Monday, but that depends on many factors.
Tell all your friends! Black Friday sale 25% off!!!