2019 may very well be the “Year of the surprise” for movies as yet another one defied expectations. When watching the trailer for Ready or Not, no one could’ve predicted what would be the finished product. The trailer was bland and unimaginative, and one you hardly were blown away after seeing it. However one thing made you lean back and want to see more: the creative concept combined with a comical side of things. Thriller and horror movies are mass produced today yet there are still diamonds in the rough.
Ready or Not is yet another movie that exceeded my expectations in the realm of Crawl. The movie features Samara Weaving as the main character, Grace, who is marrying into the Le Domas family. On her wedding night to Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien), she must play a game of hide and seek, but it turns deadly (shocking).
The movie starts off with a brief history of the family tradition and how the game is played. Later we realize the two boys are Daniel and Alex Le Domas, who rotate between good and bad throughout. Before the game is played we meet all the main characters from the Le Domas family. After the family is introduced the ritual begins, the card that picks the game is drawn and the suspense portion begins.
The start of the movie is a good point of reference showing the past game and well as introducing the family. One great thing was they didn’t waste too much time on the wedding, which is important for the plot, but not interesting enough to go in-depth.