Thanksgiving is a film which comes directed by Eli Roth who some may know as the director of Hostel (2005). The film stars Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman and Gina Gershon. This is a horror slasher film.
According to IMDB the synopsis of this film is as follows “After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.”
Going in to see this film this week, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. There’s been a lot of horror films released this year and this latest release had me excited because it’s been a good year for this genre.
The movie I think is a bit of a let down though. It’s a slasher movie with a lot of kills and that means that the killer goes through many characters as the runtime progresses. Things feel rather quick and there is no real attempt to really build up any characters at all. It was a bit hard to know who the main character to root for was up until the final scenes and by that time I had sort of had enough of the story and was looking at my watch wondering when I could get out of there.
If you’re going in to see this to watch all the kills that slasher films promise. I think you might be covered in this area. There are a bit too many kills and the level of violence is over the top. I think in multiple scenes they went a bit too far with things and instead of it being fun in a way to see this, it became just uncomfortable to watch. It’s a bit too much of a massacre and the film’s villain is way too overpowered.
The acting is okay for what this is, but I didn’t feel that any of the actors really had a chance to do much at all, except for screaming for their lives. There’s no character development in this movie so there’s nothing to make you feel for anyone.
Overall I’d say that this movie isn’t really a recommended film to see this week. Whilst I didn’t mind watching it, there are better options than this at the cinema this week. I can’t think of anyone I’d know who I would tell to go and see this. It’s just not that good.
Overall I'd say that this movie isn't really a recommended film to see this week. Whilst I didn't mind watching it, there are better options than this at the cinema this week. I can't think of anyone I'd know who I would tell to go and see this. It's just not that good.
- No character development
- Villain is overpowered
- Went too far with the gore, it was uncomfortable to watch
- Acting 0
- Story 0
- Action 0