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 2021’s The Resort
As a birthday gift, four friends head to the restricted Kilahuna to explore an abandoned resort said to be haunted by fearsome spirits.
Is The Resort (2021) Scary?
The Resort doesn’t start scary despite a few forced jump scares and then doesn’t get scary for a long time. Even then it might make you jump a bit but the few gory scenes with practical effects might creep you out. Overall you won’t leave The Resort scared of anything except movies that aren’t worth it.
The Resort is not good and is bad for the first hour of the hour and fifteen-minute movie. Sure the last 15 minutes are mostly good but that doesn’t make the first hour worth it… at all. The dialogue, story, directing, and pacing are all bad for pretty much most of the movie.
The acting was also not good but it definitely got better as it went along except for Dave Sheridan’s but that might be because of the script. Brock O’Hurn’s (Chris) acting was actually good but he didn’t have a lot to work with.
The entire movie felt like the writer had a good idea for a ghost story and then was forced to stretch it out to a 75-minute movie. The pacing itself is also weird, there are scenes that ruin the movie in the first 15 minutes and scenes that should have been cut. Clearly these scenes were only added to make the movie fit the run-time.
Overall I can’t recommend The Resort to anyone. Skip it.