Truth or Dare (2018) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Truth or Dare (2018) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Jeff Wadlow
STARRING: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane
RATED: UR/REGION O/2:39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Universal Studios

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare…

Truth or Dare isn’t the only horror film called Truth or Dare but it is the only one out there with the Blumhouse label behind it. That can give some a rather big expectation going into it. This is a story about a group of friends who apparently have secrets and that doesn’t go well when they are tricked into an evil game of Truth or Dare. I’ll be honest, if Truth or Dare does one thing really well it is that it tries and does a fine job of trying to cover up its own tracks and fixes most plot holes you can try to pick at it while watching. But is that still enough to get this one over the hump? Well, that might be another story all together there as the movie does fine with the whole game concept but does seem to fails in some other key areas.

The biggest issue is that the cast of characters we have here isn’t very likable at all. We try to get behind these folks from time to time but they aren’t the best people ever and what they do makes them come across as very unhonest bad friends and you can’t fully get behind anyone because they just don’t come across likable. You can also go to the film’s third act and how cute it tries to get to point out to an even bigger reason why these folks aren’t likable at all. That’s what hurts Truth or Dare the most and I can only hope that if we get a sequel we find some much better characters to run with. This is an okay movie for anyone who might long for the horror films of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, but even back then we had at least better substance to latch on to.

Extras

– Unrated Director’s Cut Version
– Game On: The Making of Truth or Dare
– Directing the Deaths
– Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Jeff Wadlow and Actress Lucy Hale
– Optional English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%