Saturday, August 24 2013, 01:15 PM MDT
Movie Review: You're Next
2.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Recommended To: Horror fanatics
Synopsis: A group of masked killers terrorize a family in their remote vacation home.
Review: Having already played the festival circuit the hype surrounding You’re Next has been mounting for some time. Maybe my expectations were too high, but ultimately the film isn’t nearly as original or as inspired as I would have liked. You’re Next is a fairly predictable invasion film with a solid heroine an ample amount of violence (but not nearly the amount of gore that you’d expect) and little else. Most of the characters are the typical unlikable fodder that always populates these sorts of films. It’s not a bad horror film; its just not quite the punch to the jugular that it has been made out to be.
-Ryan Michael Painter