The Babysitter movie review - aussieboyreviews
DO THE LAUGHS AND GORE MAKE THE BABYSITTER A DECENT HORROR-COMEDY FOR TEENS?
Aimed for older teens, this hot horror-comedy is funny, extremely violent and enjoyable. The Babysitter is a witty Netflix film with a great cast and fun ideas.
When 12-year-old Cole stays up past past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter, Bee, is part of a satanic cult with other teenagers. After witnessing a murderous sacrifice, he must escape their grasp before they sacrifice him.
Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Emily Alyn Lind, King Bach, Hana Mae Lee, Ken Marino
Writer: Brian Duffield
Release Date (Australia): 13 October 2017
Runtime: 85 minutes/1h 25m
Genre: Comedy, Horror
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film’s themes contain threat as a cult hunts down a child to use his blood for a ritual.
The film includes gory depictions of stabbings, shootings, impalement and people being attacked with weapons. These scenes are often accompanied by large sprays of blood and gore detail.
The film includes use of the words “s**t”, “f**k”, “p***y”, “ass” and “bitch”.
The film contains verbal references to smoking “pot” and “getting high”.
The film contains crude sexual humour in the form of verbal sexual references and implied masturbation.
NR (Not Rated)
the aussie boy's thoughts
McG’s abnormally fresh horror-comedy manages to provide the ordinarily witty construction of pushing excessively bloody deaths through touches of humour, but he’s also designed these quirky, witty and hot cult members. Overall, this gory, pacy and funny cult ritual movie with a truly humorous perspective will appeal to teens., and they’ll enjoy it.
The babysitter, as strongly suggested in the title, is played by a surprising and very “hot” Samara Weaving who definitely fits the uniquely striking role. However, her character and the cult members are actually specifically attractive and witty. Bella Thorne and King Bach are also equally as surprising, but Robbie Amell’s shirtless Max is the most memorable. Their characteristics are very witty, unique and their appearances are obviously good-looking.
But the film is focused on the perspective of Judah Lewis’ underdog preteen, and The Babysitter is mainly directed at the sense of hunt throughout a single night. There’s plenty of jokes and just laughable occurrences, and it usually remains at an entertaining pace. Director McG definitely portrays the fun horror-comedy concept alike no other could do it.
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