Countdown (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Countdown (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Countdown (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Countdown (2019) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Justin Dec
Starring: Anne Winters, Elizabeth Lail, Charlie McDermott
RATED: PG-13/REGION A/2:39/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Universal Studios

When a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

You see people living life like every second count and every second does indeed count in the movie, Countdown! A horror movie sort of like other movies with death curses attached to them (i.e. The Ring and Final Destination) only this one comes with a trendy app that will tell you when you are going to die. People in this movie download that app and then our lead is forced to find others in her situation and ultimately try to find help to stop this countdown clock in the app from being right. I can appreciate the attempt to do something more current with the app stuff and I don’t think we have a bad cast here, but other than that this one sort of falls flat and is a victim of being caught with the same old new school format. It just feels like a lot of other movies we’ve recently seen and that’s not good.

I never really felt danger for our main lead because I’ve seen stuff like this playout before in recent movies like Truth or Dare. You just know stuff will go down, a solution may or may not be found for the lead but either way, you’ll see a clear door open for another movie if they want to go that route. If that is the case here, I at least hope they up the ante on the kills at least, as there isn’t a whole lot to write home about in that area and that was one of the areas I was looking forward to seeing in this movie the most. Sadly, Countdown is a paint by numbers of new-age horror films with the only real clever thing going on is the app element. Everything else we’ve seen way too much.

Extras

  • Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 98%

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