The Final Girls is a great homage to 1980s horror films, especially Friday th 13th. This horror comedy follows Max, a young girl dealing with the death of her mother. Her mother was an actress, who's beat role was a supporting actress in an 80s slasher flick. On the anniversary of her mother's death, Max and her friends attend a screening of her mother's movie, Camp Bloodbath. After a fire breaks out in the theatre Max uses a prop machete to cut through the screen. After walking through the screen Max and her friends are transported into the film Camp Bloodbath. Max is reunited with her mom's onscreen character, Nancy. Max struggles to keep her mother's character alive and also find some kind of closure.
The group of friends must now deal with the film's killer, Billy. This film is very self aware yet still has the classic cliches. Taissa Farmiga did a great job with the role of Max. She was very vulnerable and broken with the death of her mother, then having to see her mother inside the film Camp Bloodbath. Yet, she finds her inner final girl and has a great battle with Billy. This film had some amazing cinematography. The shots during the final battle were the best. Overall, I really enjoyed this film. It may not be very scary but still a good film. It has some great comedic scenes, especially with Adam DeVine's character. If you get a chance to see this film, let me know what you thought.