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You're Next

You're Next
Starring:
Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen 


Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: August 23, 2013 Released by: Lions Gate Films

Four somewhat ordinary siblings with their significant others have gathered to celebrate the wedding anniversary of their parents.
 
Soon, all hell breaks loose when animal masked men arrive with evil intentions. Apparently, all Slasher films must take place in rural, isolated locations. How convenient that the victims have no guns, or cell and landline service.
 
All the brutality happens while family members and guests are individually being murdered. Eventually attempting to fight back against the unseen enemy lurking in the darkness.
 
The screenplay is leaden and boring. How many different variations of the same old plot are filmmakers going to keep throwing at young unsuspecting audiences?
 
You're Next is so contrived that it borders on ridiculous.  Some Hollywood executive must have traveled back in time to bring this totally lame script and music back to 2013.
 
If the intent of this film was to create really bad 'Retro,' it succeeded admirably. I haven't heard a Moog synthesizer in decades. The producers must have found this soundtrack in an abandoned warehouse.
 
The only real positive in this film occurs when the perpetrators write You're Next in blood on a wall using the correct punctuation.  

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You're Next        C-   D                  D+ 

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