Thursday, November 10, 2016

Most Likely to Die (2016)

Number Rolled: 69
Movie Name/Year: Most Likely to Die (2016)
Tagline: One Killer Reunion
Genre: Horror
Length: 80 minutes
Rating: TV-MA
Production Companies: Snowfall Films
Producer: Sharon Bordas, Margret H. Huddleston, Suzanne Lyons, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Michael Tarzian
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Writer: Laura Brennan
Actors: Chad Addison, Jake Busey, Tess Christiansen, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Marci Miller, Tatum Miranda, Heather Morris, Johnny Ramey, Jason Tobias, Skyler Vallo

Blurb from Netflix: Former classmates throw a house party to celebrate their 10-year high school reunion, but a cap-and-gown-wearing killer traps and stalks them.

Selina’s Point of View:
I have technically never seen this movie before. I say technically, because the entire time I was watching, I was keenly aware that I had seen it dozens of time.

Most Likely To Die was pretty much every single 90’s teen slasher flick ever created. There wasn’t so much of an ounce of creativity in it – except for one poorly done death scene that was actually physically impossible. That’s just… not how anatomy works.

When Joss Whedon (Dollhouse, In Your Eyes, Firefly) and Drew Goddard (Daredevil, The Martian, World War Z) wrote The Cabin in the Woods (2012), they might as well have been making fun of this film. Since Cabin in the Woods came out four years BEFORE Most Likely To Die… that says everything you need to know. I really can’t think of a better way to put it.

In the end, this film wasn’t unwatchable, but it was barely acceptable as background noise.

Cat’s Point of View:
With my 20-year high school reunion looming at the end of this month, this particular roll result seemed appropriate and a bit amusing. (If recently celebrating my daughter’s 13th birthday didn’t have me feeling old – this REALLY does.)

Of course, there really isn’t anyone from my graduating class that I’d want to off. No, really. I’m quite sure that karma has taken care of anyone that decided that unpleasantness was their legacy; and it’s not worth dwelling on, you know?

Moving along – movie to review and all, right?

The overall takeaway feeling from this film was ‘meh.’ I didn’t love it, or even particularly hate it. It was just there. Everything about it was rather mediocre and predictable. I was starting to piece things together early in. This one had to have covered most of the slasher movie tropes out there, really.

There was no notable pomp with these circumstances. I likely won’t be recommending this one, and I’d generally vote for it to be ‘most likely to be forgotten.’

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 15%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 2.5/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 2/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

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