Unfriended (2015)

Score: 4/10

Length: 83

Rating: R

Language: English

Categories: 2000s, recent, murderer, ghost

Well, I’ll be honest here, this flop was actually pretty entertaining. I mean, it’s full of teen drama and my old, three grey-haired self struggled to keep up with the apps and such, but it is new and fresh and unique, and I appreciated that. It’s very current, and it comments on social issues in the media. And social media. As I’m sure you already know, it’s a story told through the computer, with the entire movie taking place on a teenage girl’s monitor. Friends meet online and through videocams, chat conversations, online phone calls, and Facebook messages they  are tormented by the ghost of a girl they have wronged. In order to live they must confess their sins. The latter has definitely has been done before, but I don’t really know what else they could have done with the movie besides changing the ghost to a real person acting as Laura or Laura herself, not really dead. I quickly became a lot more invested in this film that I thought, mostly likely because of the low expectations I went in with. Kinda like Scream Queens. It’s a little young for me, but it’s fast-paced and there was nothing that was obviously stupid such as bad CGI monsters or horrible acting. The characters weren’t overly likable, but I didn’t dislike them either and I’m glad no emotion was brought out during this underage horror flick. It took me back to the days of multi-tasking with ICQ, MSN messenger, and then maybe my virtual pet. It’s worth a watch, but it’s not something I’d want to watch again, it’s for sure a one-time movie.

 

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