Thursday, March 31, 2016

CIRCLE

Circle Movie Review

A large group of strangers wake up in an unknown room and soon discover if they move from the circle they are standing on they will die--if that's not enough, they also find that every two minutes or so another person is killed, and they each decide, via a secret vote, who the next victim is. This movie actually has a fairly interesting premise, but it quickly dissolves into predictability, political nonsense, and silliness that will leave you finding yourself with one raised eyebrow.

But it at least looks cool

After a lot of extras are cast away we are left with what apparently the writers believe defines the United States...

Liberals...

...aka people who are NEVER wrong about ANYTHING...

and everybody else...

...aka obnoxious loud mouths who couldn't be more wrong about everything in life. Oh yeah, they also throw in a pregnant girl and a kid...

 Bet they stick around a while...

...and, much to my amusement, the most obnoxious, biggest big mouth non-liberal evil person of them all, the suspenders and tie wearing...

Irwin R. Schyster?

As they go around and around about who should be the next to die, every political facet one can imagine is brought up: race and racism, illegal aliens, the disabled, religion, gay rights...mere moments before classism was brought up I told my girlfriend it was coming. Really, who DOESN'T want a political lecture in the middle of a horror film? It is all absolutely self-righteous and truly added nothing but predictability to the entire movie. Me personally, I would have had one look at who I was surrounded by and offed myself immediately. With practically every killing, you know exactly who will be next...except when they inexplicably choose a completely random person to kill off.  Even the killings are mild--they are zapped by a mysterious beam, fall back, and get dragged away by...something. No blood. No gore. All that said, I don't want to make it sound like all is bad with this movie. The story does take an interesting turn or two along the way, and the ending is a decent one. Plus, it's fun guessing who will ultimately live (I didn't get it right). As I said, Circle has a decent premise, a Saw meets Cube sort of feel, but it fails horribly in its delivery.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4

Circle Movie Trailer

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