If you’ve learned anything about my tastes, there’s a few things you prolly know. I love a good genre mash up, and I have a very high tolerance for twisted movies. I love gore and dark comedy, and if they’re together, so much the better. I’m always searching for movies that push the limits on both fronts, but it’s tough to get something that truly crosses that line for me. Ready or Not comes pretty dang close.
Grace (an incredible Samara Weaving) is marrying the man of her dreams and inheriting the crazy family that goes with it, the family that has built a gaming dominion that has made them crazy rich (emphasis on crazy). The wedding ceremony isn’t complete until the family gathers at midnight to play a game. Most of the time, it’s harmless, but once in a while, the “bad card” gets chosen. What’s the bad card? Hide and Seek. Bad enough on the surface, but even worse when it’s meant to leave Grace dead by dawn.
The chase is something that is as devilishly fun as it is deadly. The humor is black as night and there is plenty of blood to go around. It’s prolly more than most people can handle. Except, I’m not most people. My limits are pretty high, so for me, it was just kinda teasing that edge without really crossing the line. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every second of it, but I really hoped that it would take things just a hair further (or more than a hair, but that little bit of extra would have gone a long way).
This post feels rather short, but the film really is that simple and to the point. It’s a dastardly good time that is not for the faint of heart
Ready or Not – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n