They're Watching is technically a Found Footage flick, but we're also labeling it as a Mockumentary, because it was all about a Reality TV show, so it had aspects of both.
It's also the brainchild of the writers of such video games as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and of the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants, so right off the bat, we knew that it would at least be something different.
And different it was.
We're probably going to take some crap for liking this one, or maybe just because we didn't hate it, but we've got to vote our feelings, you know?
This is gonna be a quickie.
|HIPSTER OR NOT, SHE'S HOT.|
|AT LEAST ONE OF THEM IS HAPPY.|
Hilarious hi-jinks ensue.
|AND DEATH. DEATH ENSUES TOO.|
This movie gave us a pretty fun premise, and we liked the characters and their witty banter, but there really wasn't much Horror to be found until near the end. We're not complaining, not really, as the movie entertained us fairly well with its humor, but anyone going into this one expecting it to be a balanced mix of Horror and Comedy might well be disappointed.
Had the film's producers been able to spend a bit more money on the CGI that rules the last 10 minutes of the movie, it would have been better for it. It's pretty chintzy as is, and it fits in far better with the comedic tone of the first half of the movie, than with the Horror that they were trying to close it out with.
|"SO, YOU WILL LET VLAD SHOW YOU MOLDOVA SWEAT BOX, YES?"|
|THIS IS WHAT MAKES UP MOST OF THE MOVIE.|
|SUCH A QT.|
|SHOULDA STAYED IN LA.|
If you dig the trailer, then this movie will probably be a fun rental.
They're Watching is in theaters (Limited), and on VOD now.
Brigid Brannagh and Mia Faith make for one bewitching on-screen duo in this one.