Review: Ready or Not

Family first.

Grace (Samara Weaving) is marrying Alex Les Domas (Mark O'Brien) at his family's estate. He comes from serious money as his family owns a giant gaming dynasty. And as such, they have a tradition to play a game at midnight every time a new person enters the family. Grace draws a card that says they have to play hide and seek, and she finds out very quickly that there's more too it then she thought.

I was intrigued by this movie the first time I saw the trailer but I never expected it to be so much fun. I felt like I could really relate with all the reactions Grace is having to her situation. Mainly, her swearing, yelling, and trying to joke her way through it. I love that sort of thing in films because we don't see it enough. It's something Us did earlier in the year that I also enjoyed.

They could've easily made Grace a superhero in this cat and mouse game but they never go that far. Sure, she gets some major adrenaline rush points but the way she fights back is always realistic. Samara Weaving is an absolute treasure. Adam Brody, who plays Alex's brother Daniel is also a standout. 

Yes, there's a lot of plot devices that were needed to get the story where it needs to go but it never stops being funny and gory. If you're looking to get scared, this isn't the film for you. But if you want a good laugh and a bit of gore, Ready or Not is here for you. 

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "Ah, brown haired niece. You continue to exist." - Aunt Helene (Nicky Guadagni)


Comments

  1. I really cannot wait to see this one, it looks like so much fun and I have no idea what the plot is and that almost never happens with my spoiler addiction :D

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    1. I'm more excited for Scooby-Doo's 50th birthday on the 13th 💜

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    2. Sati, I think you'll have a blast with it. I love the ending too, I think you will as well.

      Unlike Scooby Doo, which is never a blast.

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  2. Your description gives the impression that it is a thriller or a scary movie. When you said that the swearing and yelling is fun, it looks like it is an entertaining comedy. I will surely watch it!

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    1. It's a horror comedy. I think the emphasis is more on comedy but it's really gory as well.

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    2. Well, I will watch it for the comedy!

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  3. YOU HIGHLIGHTED MY FAVOURITE LINE!!! I DIED when she said that. This was a lot of fun and Samara Weaving was great. Loved how real she felt.

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    1. Yes! God i was rolling at that. This is honestly one of my favorites of the year. So much fun.

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