Initially, I thought was going in for a generic action-filled comedy, just for a fun time, I didn't even think I'd bother writing a review of this movie but you might be surprised since my expectations were far surpassed!
First of all the writing is pretty damn good, the plot makes sense and is filled with fun twists and turns, directions that you wouldn't expect. The characters were human and relatable. The dialogue felt natural, was witty, funny and realistic. Every single plot device and plot-line came back by the end of the movie in a form of a complete story.
The mixture of types of humour in this flick are also great, very well timed punchlines, good physical comedy and funny use of editing.
However, my ABSOLUTE favourite part of "Game Night" was the cinematography! The use of the camera is incredible, especially considering the genre and calibre of this picture. The camera is a character that is motivated and serves a purpose, tells a story and conveys emotions and feelings. There were so many shots throughout the film that I would fangirl about, trying to figure out how they were made, think to my self "Oh shit, that's so cool." They made the best use of their technology and it made sense without any gimmicks. Everything from Tilt&Shift shots of the city to make it look like toys, to cool drone shots of cars that felt like a "Need for Speed" game, to clever transitions in between scenes. I cannot wait for this movie to come out on BluRay so that I can sit down and do a breakdown of all the amazing camera work and editing. Completely blown away and fascinated!
Another thing I really liked about this movie is its sound design and (for the most part) the soundtrack, with the exception of them using "Don't Stop Me Now, by: Queen" which fit the tone but is far too overused in movies every single year.
Overall I really enjoyed my time with this one and would say you should grab all your friends and family, go watch this movie and afterwards grab a couple of drinks and have a game night. You're in for some fun!
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