Sound Off: Adam Wingard's Horror 'You're Next' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
August 24, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Grab anything you can use as a weapon." After being held for release for two years by Lionsgate, the home invasion horror film You're Next has finally arrived. It first premiered at TIFF/Fantastic Fest back in 2011 and earned rave reviews, but was held until 2013. In the film, a family gathers at their mansion home but comes under attack by animal mask-wearing intruders. One of the new guests, a girl named Erin (Sharni Vinson), steps up and starts kicking ass. So how is it? Does it live up to all the hype? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on You're Next.
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To fuel the fire, I finally got the chance to see You're Next earlier this year and I, admittedly, loved it. It's a great film, well-made and refreshing for horror. The "twist" with the Aussie girl (Sharni Vinson) kicking ass is all kinds of awesome, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her wreak havoc on the thugs, but it wasn't as shocking or revolutionary (for the home invasion sub-genre) as many claim. It's just a well-done version of the "someone finally fights back" take on home invasion, which is refreshing because so many horror films do it wrong or have no hope for the ones being tormented, but this time she finally fights back and rules the day. By the end, the only thought running through my mind - I need to find a badass Australian girlfriend.
What did you think of Adam Wingard's You're Next? Best horror in years or a boring rehash? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!