An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at 2020’s Hulu original Good Boy a part of Hulu’s Into the Dark series
A woman’s emotional support animal is willing to go to great lengths to cure her anxiety and stress… including murder.
Is Into the Dark Good Boy (2020) Scary?
No, while there are a few jump scares that are pretty effective but feel pretty cheap in retrospect, the movie leans into the comedy. There are also maybe one or two gory scenes that also are completely unexpected so if you don’t like gore and guts you don’t have to worry too much.
Overall you won’t leave Good Boy scared of anything unless you don’t like dogs that are also monsters.
Good Boy is pretty good. The acting is good and the dialogue works. Surprisingly (because I went into this blind) the comedy is good and caught me off guard. Steve Guttenberg specifically had some great comedic lines and delivered them wonderfully.
The only real negative I have is how a huge plot point resolves so I won’t go into it in the no spoiler review but it’s not a big deal unless you’re a stickler for dialogue.
Other than that the pacing of the movie and how it ends all make sense and makes it for an entertaining watch. Since this is part of Hulu’s Into the Dark series, you can tell it didn’t have a huge budget but sometimes that’s not a bad thing.
Overall I recommend giving this a watch especially if you have nothing else to watch and you’re a dog lover because you might just see part of yourself in this.
Stuff to Ignore
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