Ready or Not – Movie Review
Ready or Not the dark horror comedy thriller premiers at Reel Cinema Dubai
Get ready for blood, guts, gore, and laughs as Ready or Not, the dark horror comedy hits Reel Cinema near you. Ready or Not is a tale of an unsuspecting bride who finds herself fighting for her life on her wedding night. With plenty of weaponry, blood and a resilient bride Ready or Not takes its name from a children’s game, but actually, it is a hunting game played by grown-ups and in this case the Le Domas family.
An interesting satirical revenge fantasy, Ready or Not is set in a historic mansion with manicured grounds, huge windows, servants’ passageways, and all the bourgeois sophistication; a perfect house to play hide-and-seek. The house is occupied by the Le Domas family, the patriarch Tony (Henry Czerny) and his wife Becky (Andie MacDowell) while their children Charity (Elyse Levesque), Daniel (Adam Brody), and Alex (Mark O’Brien) have moved on to live their own life. The family made its fortune through games.
The movie starts as the whole family gathers for Alex’s wedding to Grace (Samara Weaving). Grace grew up in foster homes so she is delighted to become a part of a family. For the same reason, the wedding is held at the family’s estate. As the story unfolds Grace realizes that the Le Domas family intends to hunt and kill her, she eventually turns the one-sided hunt into a free-for-all battle for survival, with everyone fighting for their lives. As Alex turns against his family to help Grace, she also discovers that the night is part of a satanic ritual.
A tale spun around cinematic revenge against those who sacrifice humanity, in a depraving pursuit of wealth. Ready or Not underlines the Faustian theme of selling one’s soul to the devil in a bid to attain worldly comforts. It comes as a dark horror comedy, with plenty of jumpscares and nail-biting moments, yet leave a haunting question of whether wealth is a blessing, or a curse, or both.
The movie is out across UAE’s favorite Reel Cinemas NOW. Check out the video of the premiere below.