Wednesday, May 2, 2018

[Review] Truth or Dare

Blumhouse's Truth or Dare is a fatal horror flick that comes off as eye-rolling and unintentionally hilarious instead of clever or scary.

A group of obnoxious and unlikable college students hit up Mexico for a Spring Break trip. During a drunken night they decide to visit an old abandoned cathedral and fire up a game of "Truth or Dare." (What a good idea!) Things get weird when everyone learns that there's a curse surrounding the game, and it follows them all the way home. Basically, if you don't carry out your given Truth or Dare -- you die.

At one point a couple of dudes get into a squabble and one of them says "How 'bout I punch you in the face?" And well, that's pretty much how I felt about the characters in this movie. Speaking of faces -- every time someone goes into Truth or Dare mode -- they get a weird, demented smile on their face that is supposed to be creepy, but it's actually hilarious. I seriously couldn't stop laughing whenever it happened. But in the long run, Truth or Dare is an absurdly cruel, haphazard movie that just doesn't make any sense, nor does it add anything new to the table despite its game-y template -- which in turn becomes predictable and boring. Like an actual game of Truth or Dare, this thing burns out the longer it goes, desperately running low on ideas. It also lacks the surprisingly clever execution of last year's other playfully-themed Blumhouse release, Happy Death Day.

Truth: This movie is awful.

( 2.5/10 )

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