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 We Need to Do Something
A film written by Max Booth III and adapted from his novella with the same name.
A family is trapped in their bathroom after a tornado hits their home but the origin of the tornado is not as natural as it appears.
Is it Scary?
We Need to Do Something has some pretty good jump scares and some shocking moments. But, while you might be scared during some scenes due to the tension and suspense, it won’t leave you terrified and you’ll sleep like a baby afterwards… unless you live near rattlesnakes.
I’m really on the fence with We Need to Do Something, it starts off strong, effectively setting up the characters and their personalities but then the story becomes more and more convoluted. While that’s not a bad thing, We Need to Do Something doesn’t stick the landing in the end.
The film feels like it tries to shoehorn in a bunch of different plot elements that don’t end up working since each plot element feels like it belongs in it’s own movie. You’ll end up not really knowing what the movie was trying to say in it’s story.
Overall the acting is not bad and the dialogue feels in character with each of the personalities that are established. If you’re the type that wants your movies to have at least some conclusive answers than you might not like We Need to Do Something otherwise go for it. Most of the movie is entertaining and does make you genuinely interested in what the hell is going on.