Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies ★★★

This is one of those movies that the more I think about it, the worse it gets. Not to say that Bodies Bodies Bodies is a bad movie. It's a pretty fun time at the movies and there was a lot to like in it. There were just some things in the movie that annoyed me. Before I list those things, let's get into what's good about this movie. Thankfully, it overshadows the bad stuff. The story is very engaging and kept my attention throughout, the cinematography for the most part is great, the musical score is solid, and the direction from Halina Reihn is very good. The movie also boasts some humor that gets a lot of good laughs, pacing that moves along pretty fast, and a dark atmosphere that creates plenty of intense and creepy moments. However, the best aspect of the movie has to be the cast. All of the actors in this movie deliver fantastic performances. From Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Myha'la Herrold Chase Sui Wonders, Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson, all of them deliver great performances. Sadly, even with all of these good aspects, the movie does have some big problems that keep it from being great. One is that the characters are all unlikable. Maybe this was the intent going in, but it got to a point where I couldn't care all that much if the characters would live or die. As interesting as the whodunnit story is, I couldn't have cared less if either some characters were left standing or all of them died. When so much more is revealed about these characters, you just can't help but dislike them more. One of the other problems with the movie is that there are some times when the characters are just arguing and screaming at the top of their lungs. I'm sorry but it got very annoying and even if the actors are great, sometimes that's all they are doing. One scene has these characters in which all they are doing is fighting, arguing, and screaming. It goes on for about a minute and it's also shot terribly. It's the one scene in the movie that just did not look good at all and it was very hard to tell what was happening. I know this whole movie is shot in a dimly lit location, but when for about 95% of it you can see what is going on and then all of a sudden you can't, I am going to notice that. The movie also does start a little slow. There are some very funny moments and good scenes in the first half, but things don't start getting good until the whole murder mystery starts. Not that huge of a problem but still one that I had. The last problem I have with the movie goes towards the ending twist. In case you're worried I won't be spoiling it here as this is a movie that you should go in knowing as little about it as possible. Anyway, the ending twist of this movie is such a mixed bag for me. On one hand, it is incredibly stupid, and without specifically spoiling it, it does make you think about the movie in an entirely different way but not necessarily in a good one. However, as stupid as the twist is, it did manage to surprise me and it does put a somewhat unique spin on the whole whodunnit murder mystery plot. The twist is also pretty funny when you do see it revealed. I have to give this movie credit for taking a risk when it comes to the whole whodunnit murder mystery plot, but I can easily see it leaving people pretty confused and upset. For me, I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it as I can see people would either love or hate the twist. Overall, Bodies Bodies Bodies is an alright movie. I do wish I had enjoyed it a lot more, but in the end, I still had a lot of fun with it. If you're an A24 fan or looking for a horror comedy this is a pretty good watch. There are way better horror movies out right now, but I don't regret seeing this one in the theater.

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