Thought I better throw this one up on here before my mail box explodes with an overload of notifications! 🙂
Yep, I watched it a couple of weeks back, but I had several rather diverse titles to put up on here first…but it hasn’t panned out that way. So, thank you to everyone who took the time to message me about this…but now it’s time to stop (LOL).
A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.
Moving From The Supernatural World…
The first Unfriended movie was a bit of a bolt from the blue for me – I had heard whispers about it’s release but I didn’t expect it to be anywhere near as entertaining as it was.
It was a paranormal movie, like most Found Footage films are, but it was extremely original and professionally done – it rocked!
The most surprising aspect of Unfriended: Dark Web is that the filmmakers have managed to move the new plot out from the supernatural world and put it in a very real, and frightening aspect of everyday life – the dark web.
Not only this – they’ve managed to switch semi-genres in an extremely successful fashion…and I didn’t see it coming.
This sequel makes use of the same on-screen layout – everything takes place on the main character’s laptop screen, and we can see him switching from social platform to social platform etc.
But there’s nothing demonic or supernatural about this movie…which kinda makes it a lot more effective than the first offering (in my humble opinion!).
A winner from my point of view…but unfortunately not everyone seems to think that way.
At the time of writing this the movie has suffered from the ‘Found Footage Nazi’s’ on IMDb, and it’s rating sits at just 5.4 (averaged out of 2,684 scores). Not exactly fair in my book.
What I don’t get is that 99.9% of the people out there that have watched this movie will have gone into it with their eyes wide open – they will know what genre the film sits in and they will be aware of it’s layout…
So why bother watching it then bitching about it online…if you don’t even like this type of thing to begin with?
It’s like me sitting down and watching one of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, then bitching about it afterwards (for the record – I WOULDN’T shit through that shit, no matter how much you paid me!).
So don’t be put off by the haters – this has a lot to offer the Found Footage community.
Director Stephen Susco has tapped into the ‘unknown fear’ most of us have felt on the internet – that lingering fear that reminds us that anyone could be watching every move we make online…we’re vulnerable.
On top of this, we constantly offer the world updates and personal information about ourselves…without ever really thinking about it.
There are minor downsides linked to the plot, but these can easily be ignored through the enjoyment registered by the remainder of the movie (the hacker’s movements and actions did feel a little too ‘convenient’ at times!).
I should also point out that HD movies on the internet usually means a WebRip – this format is NOT exactly HD quality and in this case…the movie suffers from it somewhat. Remember that numerous scenes rely on the watcher being able to read the text flying across our main protagonist’s monitor…
But that’s what you get for watching the movie illegally (I can live with that!).
Thoroughly enjoyable overall.