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READY OR NOT (2019) – My rating: 4/10

Ready or Not is a black comedy/horror film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy. When I first saw this movie listed, it had 100% rotten tomatoes. A few days later it had been adjusted to 91%. The film is about a newly-wed woman who becomes hunted by her in-laws. I felt I had to see it. It was the biggest waste of my time, ever.

“Ready or Not” follows the ultra-rich Le Domas family. They are in the business of games and are about to add a new member, Grace (Samara Weaving) to the family. After courting Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien), the youngest brother of the family, the two have decided to tie the knot. The wedding is taking place on the enormous family estate where Alex’s parents, Tony Le Domas (Henry Czerny) and Becky Le Domas (Andre Macdowell) have always lived along with their oldest son, Daniel Le Domas (Adam Brody), Tony’s sister, Aunt Helene Le Domas (Nicky Guadangi), Daniel and Alex’s sister, Emilie Le Domas (Melanie Scrofano), Daniel’s wife, Charity Le Domas (Elyse Levesque) and the butler, Fitch Bradley (Kristian Bruun).

Right after the wedding ceremony, Grace’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws convince her to take part in a terrifying game. Grace draws a card that says “Hide & Seek”, the one card nobody wanted Grace to get saddled with. After confirming they were actually going to play, Grace gets her set of rules and goes off to hide. After the maid accidentally gets shot and killed, Grace overhears a conversation that reveals she is the one being hunted for the kill.

“Ready or Not” makes an attempt to mimic “Get Out” but fails miserably. The movie is not funny and how it got 91% “Rotten Tomatoes” is one of those things that make you want to say “um”. The aura surrounding Ready or Not seems childish and didn’t make much sense. The reason for the game is survival of the Le Domes family but why did it come to this? It was suggested that an invisible person named Mr. Baile was seated at the dining room table.  The invisible Mr. Baile was never really explained nor what happens if a different card were drawn. The sequences of events were beyond anyone’s understanding. There’s a car scene where the vehicle is shut down by the security company because the person driving wasn’t the owner. However, that person was in danger and hurt, needing medical assistance. The security company abandoned the situation leaving the person to possibly die. That is not funny, just crazy. I do not recommend seeing “Ready or Not”, even when it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you decide this movie is for you, SEE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!


LET’S BE COPS (2014) – My rating: 6.5/10

LetsBeCopsLet’s Be Cops is another silly comedy that I found to be a step up from slap stick.  2 guys who are best friends, have no life.  One Justin (Damon Wayans, Jr.) is a video game designer who creates software for gamers.  The other Ryan (Jake Johnson) is unemployed with no purpose or idea as to what he wants to do with himself.  Justin is being bullied and disrespected on his job while Ryan is oblivious to everything around him.  One day Ryan was invited to his college reunion party, which he misinterpreted as a masquerade party rather than a costume ball.  After much debate, they went as cops, using the uniforms Justin used earlier to pitch a new game about police.  On the way to, during and on the way from the party, they were perceived as real cops and started receiving perks of the job.  Ryan decided to buy a real police car at an auction and take the whole deception to another level.  Justin and Ryan started answering police calls and even interacting with real policemen.  The different scenarios they encounter makes for a few good laughs and silliness for those who like this sort of comedy fun.  Let’s be Cops isn’t the worst comedy I’ve seen but it’s not worth spending your box office bucks to see on the big screen.  Now that’s it on DVD and if you’re into silly, it’s worth some laughs.  There is a message at the end of the movie and both use their new found direction to make their lives better.  Over all, what the heck — check it out!