THE FINAL GIRLS review by: Mike Smith
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, who was a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniac killer.
We have seen movies like this before but The Final Girls feels fresh and blows other films away. The story sounds ridiculous on paper but it's not. This film is fun and pays homage to classic 80's slasher movies. It takes the thought of "If I was in this movie I'd....." and runs with it and comes out with independent gold.
The cast is awesome and they worked well together, unfortunately Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Adam DeVine (Workaholics) steal the show because they have some of the best lines and they are in highly popular TV shows. Taissa Farmiga is the main star and her shy quiet girl turned bad ass screem queen could make her a classic slasher film star. This cast is strong, talented and can bring the laughs.
The cinematography resembles a classic 80's slasher film look, mostly based on Friday the 13th. Yes, the C.G. is cheesy but it gives the film cham. The Final Girls has laughs, a cheesy plot and it stuck with me for days after. This movie shouldn't be taken serious, it's light and moves at a nice quick pace. So if you have nothing to do late on a Friday night, pop it in and enjoy. Cheers and remember life won't suck as long as there is a good movie to watch.
8.5 out of 10
Edited by: Samantha Locke
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