The Final Girls Bluray Movie Review

141195_frontThe Final Girls


Release Date: November 3, 2015

Released By: Sony Pictures

Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Alexander Ludwig, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev, Adem DeVine, Tory N. Thompson, Angela Trimbur

Run Time: 91 Minutes


“A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.”

My Review:

This movie mainly revolves around the character Max Cartwright. Max and her mother, who was famous actress known for an 80’s horror movie (Camp Bloodbath), were driving around when they got into a big car accident. Max survived the crash but her mother did not. After the accident the movie fastforwards into the future, and that’s where the real story begins. A big event is being thrown for the anniversary of the Camp Bloodbath movie, and all of Max’s friends want her to attend. Reluctant to go because of how hard it would be to see her mother, she decided to appease everyone and attend the event anyway. While watching the movie, something goes wrong and a fire breaks out that traps everyone. After a big flash, Max and her friends wake up in the movie. Unsure about how they got there or how to get back to reality, Max and her friends must team up with her mother and the other characters, and try to make it through to the end of the movie. The Final Girls pays a big homage to the campy old school 80’s slasher/horror movies. It’s full of 80’s style clothing, music, and some really cheesy comedy. This was such a unique idea for a movie, and a blast to watch. The cast that was chosen to play these characters were spot on. I can’t help but to compare it to other recent movies such as The Guest, and Turbo Kid because of the retro feel that it brings to the table. Aside from the movie itself being awesome, this Bluray set also gives us a handful of great Special Features to go along with it. We get alternate endings, deleted scenes, commentaries from the cast & crew, a look behind the scenes, and much more. As far the Picture Quality goes, everything looked crystal clear. The Bluray also does a great job with making those vibrant 80’s colors pop. The Audio Quality was great as well, bringing the old school sound effects to the present day. Overall, this is a very entertaining movie. The story is great, the soundtrack is great, and it’ll make you feel nostalgic as it brings back memories of your favorite campy horror movies. If you’re a fan of this genre, then you have to check this one out. I highly recommend it.

Special Features:

Alternate Endings with Optional Director’s Commentary

Deleted and Extended Scenes with Optional Director’s Commentary

Cast & Crew Commentary

Writers’ Commentary

Previsualization: Bringing Scenes to Life

Progression of Visual Effects

Director’s Production Notes

Overall Rating:

8 Out Of 10 Stars

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