Green Room (2016) Review

Rating: 7 / 10

With such a beautiful cinematography and acting, Jeremy Saulnier directed movie, gives us a chilling experience on the big screen, but lacks keeping us intrigued in the story.

Plot: A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Starring:

  • Anton Yelchin as Pat
  • Alia Shawkat as Sam
  • Joe Cole as Reece
  • Callum Turner as Tiger
  • Imogen Poots as Amber
  • Patrick Stewart as Darcy Banker
  • Macon Blair as Gabe
  • Mark Webber as Daniel
  • and many more

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

Written by: Jeremy Saulnier

With words like “Delivering maximum shock and awe” and many other quotes from big critics about Green Room, with an intense trailer that hooked everybody on seeing the movie and hearing from a lot of friends that this movie is freaking awesome – I thought that this movie will be one of the best of the year. Well…….I couldn’t say the words that other critics said, I could say: “I loved everything in the movie except the story.”. I was hooked when some intense scenes were happening but when nothing happened, it got boring.

Of course the movie is beautifully made and you can’t say nothing wrong about the cinematography and the work that Jeremy Saulnier did. It was a great job. Especially, job well done on the bloody scenes – I just love that a movie shows how really bloody a killing could happen and the best part of the bloody scenes was that, they didn’t overdo the blood like many horror movies. They spoil everything adding too much blood. Everything from lighting, editing and sound was beautifully made. The sound and lighting was really precise for this movie – giving us the atmosphere that was needed to make us feel anxious for the characters. Easy way to say it – beautiful movie.

And the actors – great casting. It was really sad seeing Anton Yelchin on the screen. The actor died on June 19, 2016 and he only was 27 years old. You can see that Anton Yelchin was a great actor and his talent will be missed. In this movie he was one of the best parts. Showing us great performance – giving us the emotions, the acting that felt right for the role. The other great part from the casting was – Patrick Stewart. You don’t see him playing that much bad guys in his career. He was just phenomenal in his role – such menacing and chilling performance – a delight to see on the screen. He should play more bad guys – with that kind of voice you can scare the hell out of everybody. Not going too much deep in other actor performances – I can say that everybody played their roles great but not that great as Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart.

The only downside to the movie was the story. Of course the movie was intense and thrilling. Especially the action and some dialogue scenes were intense. But all those things weren’t so much to keep me engaged in the story. It felt too long for me and moved slowly but the story was well developed. Sometimes the dialogues between the characters were little boring and made me whish that some action needs to happen right now. So…..that is just the story and I am not saying it was awful, it was just a little bit too long and not engaging.

Overall the movie is a must watch this year. You even might like the story – what do I know, right? Everybody has their own taste. I can say to everybody that you will enjoy the atmosphere the movie brings and it will give you chills. Don’t trust the quotes that the big critics are saying. Sometimes they overhype the movie and it might not be that good for you as they promised – for me atleast it wasn’t. So…….grab it on Blu-Ray or stream it and enjoy. Give me your thoughts about the movie too.

For more information, check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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