Monday, June 3, 2019

Rim of the World (2019)

Movie Name/Year: Rim of the World (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Length: 98 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Production/Distribution: Netflix, Wonderland Sound and Vision
Director: McG
Writer: Zack Stentz
Actors: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto, Andrew Bachelor, Annabeth Gish, Scott MacArthur, Dean Jagger, Michael Beach, Lynn Collins, David Theune, Tony Cavalero, Carl McDowell, Punam Patel, Chris Wylde, Rudy Mancuso, Amanda Cerny, Richard Gore, Peter Parros

Blurb from IMDb: Four misfit teenagers join forces to save the world when an alien invasion interrupts their summer camp.

Selina’s Point of View:
Rim of the World was interesting.

It started out as a completely expected kids-at-camp movie. The characters all seemed like your basic paint-by-number young-teen characters: the nerd, the rebel, the jerk, etc. It was like I had stepped into an homage of all summer-teen 80s movies – of any genre.

Needless to say, my expectations dropped a bit.

Here’s the thing, though, I really like it when genres mix. A young-adult sci-fi film really wouldn’t normally be a fusion of genres, but because they went SO hard on that summer-teen bullshit, it made everything all-the-more shocking when the aliens showed up. Not just because they were aliens, but because they were violent aliens.

There’s simply no way to expect that level of violence in the kind of movie that Rim of the World seemed like it was going to be. They were not the kind of extraterrestrials you expect from a YA flick. It caught me right off-guard, and I personally think it worked well.

The graphics left a little to be desired and the script could get a bit cheesy, but I’d be lying if I said there weren’t some gold one-liners. A lot of the time, those one-liners happened in passing and it took me a moment to process what I heard.

I don’t think I’m the target demographic of the film, but I was still highly entertained.

I’d recommend this one for a family movie night. Though I’d suggest steering clear if you have easily scared young ones. There’s not a lot of blood shown, but there is death and some very violent scenes.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 100%
Metascore – 25/100
Metacritic User Score – 3.4/10
IMDB Score – 5.1/10
CinemaScore – None

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating3/5

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