MOVIE REVIEW

‘Come Play’ didn’t win me over

Posted 1/25/21

The Story:

While I appreciate a horror film that tries to hit on current societal topics (the best ones hit the nail on the head) this film just isn’t one of those. A misguided attempt at …

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MOVIE REVIEW

‘Come Play’ didn’t win me over

Posted
The Story:

While I appreciate a horror film that tries to hit on current societal topics (the best ones hit the nail on the head) this film just isn’t one of those. A misguided attempt at the computer age is bogged down with cheap “scares” and unlikeable characters. Film writer/director Jacob Chase’s wife works with children on the spectrum, which does help lend some realism to the main character, a little boy named Oliver (Azhy Robertson). But the rest just feels predictable and somewhat boring.

The Visuals:

While the information isn’t readily available online, it looks as if the film is sampled from a 2K DI for this Blu-Ray release. There is nothing especially good or bad about the release, just a slightly lower-res reproduction of the limited theatrical run the film had in 2020.

Overall:

While I wish I could recommend this, I really don’t. Some may find some fun in it, but it just simply did nothing to win me over.

Jordan Ryan Lester is a contributor to The Daily Record. He lives in Dunn and can be reached at jryanlester@gmail.com.

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