Blair Witch Review

Fellow movie-goers: Actually exceeded the original and my expectations.

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

6 Plot: Typical horror movie script.
8 Directing: Adam Wingard does a decent job, choosing newer ways to film (drone)
7 Acting: Some are decent while others are a bit over the top.
7 Cinamatography: Not a shaky camea fan, but kudos for the drone shots.
7 Pacing: Moved a long rather well, too many jump scares for my taste though.

Here is the premise: After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.

Pretty decent movie, personally I think it exceeded the original, mainly because it digs a little deeper into the legend and shows a little more of the witch. Being a horror story, I did not expect a whiz bang of a script, and that is what they delivered, a typical horror story script. There was lots of people doing things they were not supposed to do, people going off by themselves when they are investigating a witch and disappearances, and lots of jump scares; way too many jump scares; enough with the jump scares.

Acting was good for what the movie is, some were really good while others were very over the top. I am not a fan of the shaky camera style of filming, but I did like the idea they had for this one, they added a drone with a camera to get shots from above, so that was cool. I loved the fact that you actually get to get glimpses of the witch, but they lost me towards the end with a very odd choice of a twist that I did not like; I will not ruin it because I do not like when people do that to me, but wanted to voice my opinion.

Overall, if you liked the first one, you will like this one. Worth a watch for sure, great date movie because of the cuddle factor from all the jump scares (Hmm…maybe I do like jump scares now.)

Russell Lockhart


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