Finally saw Green Room!
Very good movie! I’m hesitant to see horror movies in theaters because while I love horror, historically I haven’t always had good reactions to horror movies. It’s a lot of money to fork over for what could be a panic attack and several sleepless nights. So I’m very careful.
I’m glad I went to see this one in theaters. Well worth the money. You feel for the main characters, everyone acts like humans and talks like humans. The film feels not like some horrific over the top event but a real thing that could happen if the right things went wrong and spiraled out of control. A million little decisions, some completely out of the control of the characters, contribute to the mess that ensues, and it all flows so naturally, which is what makes it so terrifying.
Well written, too, dialogue was natural but little things came back later with purpose. Nothing was thrown in without thought.
Gore was great, shocking and brutal but not unnecessarily so. Just enough to show us what had happened and what the consequences were.
I was engaged the whole way through, not a second did I think about anything other than the movie I was watching.
Sir Patrick Stewart was great, of course he was, but everyone was on their game in this movie, everybody worked together extremely well, there were no clashes of talent or style that I could detect. Imogen Poots needs to be in more horror movies, girl has a nice casual menace to her that is tough to nail for a lot of actresses. Special mention to Alia Shawkat, who I recently saw in The Final Girls, here again fighting for her life in a horror film. She’s an actress I’m going to seek out in other projects, I really love her natural comedic timing and combo of “tough and vulnerable” without being too much of either.
If you’re a horror fan, absolutely check it out. If you’re down for a tense thriller with some moments of gore, check it out. If you’re not tempted by the trailer and a bit squeamish, maybe wait for the DVD.