Henry Townshend (htownshend302) wrote in shsociety,
Henry Townshend

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Stay Alive review

I just got back from the theater where I watched the new movie "Stay Alive".

This movie hits survival horror gamers where they live: what would happen if the game became reality? I know more than one friend who has jokingly plotted out how they would survive in a zombie-infested world, but what about malevolent spirits?

For a group of survival horror gamers, the line becomes blurry to nonexistant between the game world and the real world as they try to do just what the game title of their latest aquisition recommends, and "Stay Alive".

It's actually really well done, moreso than the preview leads you to believe. The story is not all that believeable in the end. The gore is relatively minimal (it's PG-13), but if you can sufficiently suspend your disbelief, this movie works and is... fun.

And frankly I loved hearing the game references and seeing survival horror gamers actually having to play for real. Even if the Silent Hill reference was supposed to be about 4 but sounded like a mishmosh of advice for earlier SH-games. Possibly because they didn't want to give away an actual spoiler.

I really enjoyed this movie overall, and I'd go see it again if anyone's up for it and I could get to you.
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