Opposed to expectation Ready or Not takes off with an interesting start and offers something engaging for the next hour and a half. Starring Samara Weaving as the female protagonist Grace,Mark O’Brien as her husband the supporting cast includes Adam Brody,Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny.
This film revolves around an eccentric rich family who after celebrating their son’s marriage ask the bride to play a game of their benefactor’s choosing. Grace has no idea what an innocent game of hide and seek can lead up to. Hence starts a series of thrilling and bloody events!
Samara has done a commendable job as an unsuspecting wife who has to instantly defend herself while she runs for her life from her murderous in-laws. Besides her Adam Brody stands out as a reluctant member of the insane ritual. Melanie Scrofano a drug addict and a total clutz, adds funny element to the movie.
The movie also incorporates dark humor here and there, however it is mostly a suspense thriller with many surprises along the way. Some scenes have us on our toes and some may just make you jump out of your seats. The plot twist towards the end is kind of unexpected but really makes the film more interesting and funny. The film is violent and gross as well owing to all the bloody scenes especially the one towards the ends was extremely disgusting.
The entire movie has been shot in a huge mansion at night, giving the narrative an apt background to be executed. The length of the film is also sufficient for this kind of story. It doesn’t get dragged or dull for even a second.
Though the script is not big on dialogues,it is the screenplay that is interesting and engaging. The narrative has made very interesting characters who are rather unpredictable.
Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett had a clear vision on what they wanted this film to be and it comes as a good entertainer. We are intrigued, shocked and at times feel the need to look away as well.Ready Or Not is morbid,psychotic, dark with all the elements of a thriller. It is a horror,thriller ,comedy all gelled in one and will be best enjoyed by those who live for thrillers!