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Jason's Review of Fresh 2022 ★★★


Watched Mar 06, 2022

There were things I really liked about this and things I didn’t. What I liked were the two main performances and the cinematography and the soundtrack and the action when it finally got there. What I didn’t like was that I felt that I’ve seen this all before, and this particular version seemed much more interested in distancing itself from the horror genre and making points about modern life and dismantling genre expectations than actually being scary, or suspenseful, or even an especially well-told story, as the conclusion leaves multiple plot points hanging. I didn’t get the feeling that that was purposefully ambiguous, either, it just felt lazy. Ultimately, I didn’t have a bad time but it didn’t leave me with much. I guess you could say it wasn’t filling!

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