Random AF Movie Review:
So I recently discovered just how freaking awesome the movie selections are for Starz On-Demand. My wife and I were just scrolling through the menu, and we just couldn’t choose between “Poetic Justice”, “Desperado”, “Juice”, “Idlewild”, and “Ghost”, among others. The intense back and forth lasted for what felt like an eternity. (Note: Black people love looking for movies that aren’t available on whatever streaming service they’re searching on. Like why tf is “Outbreak” not available on Starz, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, OR Prime?! I know it’s on YouTube but I ain’t trying to pay!) Finally, while I was searching for content for The Unapologetic Geek, my wife just found a movie and started it. And this is why I’m reviewing “Flatliners”
We have to talk about this s*** for a second. I promise I won’t be long. “Flatliners” is the 2017 remake of the 1990 film of the same name, but that one had a much better cast. I haven’t seen the original, but I don’t have to in order to know that a movie starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Freakin Bacon is AMAZING. Anyways, the film is about five medical students who decide to conduct an experiment where someone dies for a few minutes so they can experience the afterlife.
Nothing can go wrong, right?
You all know this s*** goes left very quickly. The horror elements range from “just ok” to “WOOH... that was a good one”. The cast is solid, but something is missing from the final act. The stakes are high but the tension is... lacking. The resolution to the film leaves a lot to be desired as well. It’s one of those things where it appears that everyone is just going to be cool after everything that went down, which is absurd because A LOT OF MESSED UP STUFF HAPPENS!!! The movie feels long, but moves quickly at the same time (not unlike a trash ass melodrama). I wasn’t as entertained as I felt I should’ve been considering how dope the premise is.
Don’t go out of your way to see this one. If you just need something to watch, it’s not the worse selection you can make.
Verdict: Unapologetically Basic AF! (2 out of 5) #theunapologeticexperience #theunapologeticgeek