A meta-reversion to the Golden Age of slasher movies drawing views [literally] into the ’80’s movies, The Final Girls is a smart, refreshing love-letter to the subgenre that scared up crowds nationwide – with heart, laughs, and perfect-castings. 8.5/10.
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Plot Synopsis: Camp Bloodbath is the setting of B-horror movie starring Max’s mother in her teenage years. When Max recently orphaned, goes to see a screening of a B-horror movie that her mother made 20 years earlier. When Max and her friends find themselves in the world of the film itself, they must apply their knowledge of horror tropes to survive.
*Possible spoilers ahead*
Pros: Taissa Farmiga beautiful and steals the show as the heartful and charismatic/rootable main character, Duncan and Kurt absolutely HILARIOUS and fan favorite characters, imaginative idea going into the movie especially during a slasher movie that’s clearly meant to be Friday the 13th without directly referencing it for copyright – one of the greatest slasher and most famous movies so it’s awesome that it feels like it seems , crisp, breezy direction over the just-right 1 hour 30 min time frame, great cast of characters with diversity and characterization, phenomenal, crisp visuals and breathtaking cinematography, cool modernization of classic horror movies that sill feels authentic and fun yet with today’s great visuals and jokes on today’s topics and awesome movie trivia/references and playful twisting of classical film techniques and genre tripes, great fx too, unpredictable story that takes twists & turns that thankfully doesn’t play it safe and gets self-aware early and throws its characters into, Nina Dobrev stunning to look at, plenty of playful nods to slasher movie tropes, adds a layer of emotion and character depth surprisingly hidden in a slasher movie/comedy exterior thanks to a smart script that emulates the genres promised while not forgetting film principles & falling prey to its genres’ shortcomings, intricate camera movements, phenomenal soundtracks and effects, extremely fun experience that seems like the actors are just as into it and giddy as the viewer is, amazing final act and ending tease of sequels
Cons: Slow start with admittedly a lot of relationship focus and teen drama before it gets to the most interesting part which is definitely the Camp Blue Finch storyline, some cheap things like clearly using video game graphics in the car crash scene
Official CLC Score: 8.5/10