Monday, June 27, 2016
Day 18: Would You Rather (2012) 1h 33m
Oh god! That fucking poster... I don't even know what the onamonapia would be to describe the internal wretch that my body did when I first saw this. The noise for me watching this movie though is a solid "meeeehhhhhhhhhh."
Would You Rather is exactly what you think it is. Rich douche bags assemble a group of individuals under the pretense of giving them money for simply playing a game. We're not aware of why each player is assembled except for one girl named Iris. She is playing to be able to get her brother a bone marrow transplant so he won't die. The game itself is an extreme version where they go around the table with the violent dares until each round ends. Someone does cut their eye with a razor. Fuck that scene because not much makes me squirm but, goddamn man!
At its core, this is just another torture porn film. Giving people the option to choose doesn't take away from that fact. It just makes your villain more evil. They try too hard to make Iris overly "human" in this, and the "shock" at the very end becomes all too obvious because of this fact. I really didn't give a fuck about any of the characters in this, even Iris. The bad guys made me hate them, but everyone else was just flat.
I give Would You Rather 1 hilarious looking dude bending a sjambok out of 5: