Co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s dark comedy horror film features Samara Weaving as a newly-married woman who finds herself in mortal peril when she discovers that her husband’s wealthy and eccentric family always performs a deadly wedding night ritual whenever anyone marries in.~Augustine Chay
Let the games begin: The making of ready or not
Audio Commentary by Radio Silence and Samara Weaving
Not too often can a movie combine comedy with a horror film. This one does a great job of just that. Grace and Alex are newlyweds and Alex’s family has this bizarre tradition of playing games on the wedding night of family members. Grace picked the hide and seek card and plays the game with the satanic family, which she did not realize when she married Alex. It’s a hilarious homicidal night until dawn.
So yeah a lot of releases I wanted to see this year; won't be able to see them until they come out on video...basically for money reasons, this was worth the wait though!
Samara Weaving stars as a bride who is marrying into a rich family but first has to go through a initiation (a game if you will) to approve her worthiness of being added to the family, only it turns out to be a much more condensed version of The Most Dangerous Game.
Kinda like Happy Death Day 2U; this movie thrives on being a black comedy that knows the ridiculousness of its premise and has fun with it without coming across as cynical or too winking owards the camera, however I enjoyed this film alot more.
Weaving does a great job as the bride and is an actor that is thriving right now, and the other family members do a great job with varying sinister/crazy personalities, especially an unrecognizable Adam Brody and that cocaine chick.
However I feel like it's in the pacing that's the main problem for me; this movie is an hour and 35 minutes and I think those extra five minutes were dedicated to just silence in dialogue and little bits of walking around the house and outside; strangely a similar problem I just had with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, nothing excruciatingly or boring but I feel like it could have been a little more lively, the pacing of this movie takes its time and allows you to soak in as much as possible.
And this is just a personal nitpick of mine, but I thought the sudden deaths to all the family members towards the end was a bit anti-climactic; admittedly I thought this was going to be a bit more like a slasher film but then I realized if they did that we wouldn't have as much time to enjoy the crazy family members, and the idea with keeping the main members alive till the very end of to kill them off like that; it makes sense for the story, the pacing, and the tone so really it renders my point mute but I still felt the need to bring it up.
“Ready Or Not” did not come with a slip cover, but, as I purchased it a considerable amount of time after the release date, I was not expecting one. The film itself looks and sounds great on BluRay and it is a fun, new concept in Modern Horror that we do not see enough of. Nothing incredibly groundbreaking, but a blast from start to finish with a really good script.
Great, fun movie with a good cast and acting. The movie has an original story with twists. It could be classified as a action, horror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, etc. There's lots going on in this movie. The bluray disc looks and sounds great too. I'd get it on 4k UHD if it was available. Maybe in the future.
This was a fun film! It had a great cast of characters. It looks like a big blockbuster, but was made on a smaller budget. Great quality! It was a film that I thought could go either way. Some great dark comedy. Didn't take itself too seriously. It did not disappoint. It's not a scary film, but it is graphic on the violent side. It was a fun watch. I'm glad I added it to my collection. I will definitely watch it again!