Friday, February 14, 2014

'Truth or Die' (Movie Review)

She's being forced to watch Truth or Die
Nothing drives me crazier than "torture porn" movies full of stupid characters.

Truth or Die is a recent offering from The Collective and Bloody Disgusting that heads across the pond to follow the exploits of some British party kids who torment an unpopular guy and then inexplicably get coerced into going to his "birthday party" where they are captured and brutally tormented by his older brother who informs them that said kid has committed suicide.

What's most frustrating about this genre is that the entire point of the movie is survival, so when the cast of characters is totally inept at that it causes scene after scene where I was yelling at the screen asking "WHY ARE YOU ALL SO STUPID?!". Things become such a debacle that there is actually one part where a protagonist is holding a loaded gun directly at the villain and doesn't shoot him. It's obnoxious.

What you end up with is a pile of played out tropes, including a "shocking" (not shocking) plot twist, and a cobbled together ending with an easy out. Who do I have to lobby to not have all these films fade to credits on a car driving away?

This one can easily be skipped and you'll be better off for it.

Grade: D- 

Reviewed on VOD via Netflix. 96 MIN. 

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