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Final Girl (2015) Film Review | 100 Day Film Challenge – Day 39

Well… this film is seriously gorgeous. That’s about all it’s got going for it. Directed by famed photographer Tyler Shields (if you haven’t seen his work, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s stunning), Final Girl stars Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, and Alexander Ludwig.

Veronica (Breslin) is a young woman who is trained by a hunky mentor (Bentley) to become a badass heroine. The plan? To trick a group of handsome, young serial killers (led by Ludwig’s character) to persuade her to follow them into the woods and then to pick them off one by one as they try to hunt her down.

Like I said before, this film is a visual treat. The shots are perfect, and the lighting is superb. Colors pop, and the cast is attractive.

Unfortunately, the acting is robotic at best, which is a pity. The leads have major talent, and it’s squandered by the script. There is no back story and no reason as to why these young men are killing off pretty young things. Why was Veronica chosen to be the one to bring them down? How did she meet her mentor/love interest? This film had so much potential and it was frustratingly squandered.

Final Girl had such an intriguing premise, and it’s sad to see it let down by such a weak script. The talent wasn’t utilized to their full potential, and the film left so many narrative threads dangling. Unless you want to just watch this movie for its beauty, skip this film.

Verdict: 2.5/5


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