Final Girl (2015) (Movie Review)
Directed By: Tyler Shields
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman
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A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.
Final Girl is an interesting enough movie, that you may take the most notice to because of star Abigail Breslin. We’ve seen her dance in Little Miss Sunshine, we’ve seen her kill zombies in Zombie Land, and now we see her trained to kill some dudes who like to spend their free time chasing around blondes in the woods. Of course we see her being trained at the start of the film and we also notice she seems to be getting rather attached to her trainer. Like I said, things are interesting enough from a plot point of view, but I don’t know if anyone will be writing home about this one. It isn’t an awful movie, but things just seem to kind of play out the way you might guess. It doesn’t hurt her performance, which is very strong and worth a watch, but there is some moments in the dialogue that seem to take awkward or weird turns from time to time. Not than many might even notice, but if you do notice those things stand out in a very strange way.
It is probably at least a good thing that the characters all seem to fit their purposes about as well as you could hope. Our “Final Girl” is likable and just a bit quirky. Our boys in the woods with suits and weapons are like any other annoying frat boys you might have come across over the years. They are loud, arrogant, and not as smart as they’d like everyone to think they are. These things keep you watching, because you want to see them killed, but I’m a bit sad the movie seems to pull back just a bit from a violence side of things and you do kind of wish you had gotten more from the blood and guts side of things. Overall, you can kill some time with Final Girl and not feel that your time is wasted, it looks good, plays some cool visual tricks from time to time, and has a good performance from our leading lady. Everything else on the other hand is just kind of there or average. Still, not a waste of time overall if you want to check it out.