I was intrigued by this one because of all the positive reviews, even though the trailer didn’t quite sell it for me at least when i watched it already on online. It looked like a cross between The Purge and Eyes Wide Shut. Anyway, I free download the movie ready or not and it starts of alright, the set up for what is about to come first with a flashback of the childhood of the boys, who then we see in present day is getting married to a blonde outsider played by Samara Weaving. I actually liked her initially. She seemed like someone we could root for and hope would kick some serious butt. Ultimately, I found her unlikable, just like all the other characters in the film. What was it about her I didn’t like? Well, she just doesn’t sell the role very well.
Is she bad ass or is she just lucky, everything seems to work out too conveniently for her, considering she has several people hunting for her. She doesn’t appear to have any fighting skills. But the worst part: Her scream. Ugh, every time she did that yodeling scream, I couldn’t stop thinking about Adam Sandler in the waterboy. Or tarzan lol. I’ve never heard an annoying scream like that before lol. The story’s pacing and tone is just all over the place. Much of the killing is accidental, nothing happens due to skill. There were too many predictable moments, like that ‘goat pit’ or whatever they called it that scene was too obvious where it was going. And clearly the family didn’t care about piling bodies out in the open?! And the swearing was terrible. I’m no prude, and I look a good f word in the right place, but this movie was mainly filled with unfunny moments where the characters keep saying wtf over and over. The dialogue really needed improving. The ending was kind of funny, but ultimately, unsatisfying. It really didn’t make any sense either. Overall, this movie was just okay, I’d recommend watching it on Netflix. I watched for a discount price so I can’t complain. I give it 2 marks for the reasonably good CGI gore in a few places, but that’s about it.