Normally Reliable Movie Studio A24 Delivers Useless Horror Movie With Body Body Bodya mundane slasher comedy that tries to pass itself off as a satirical statement about today’s rich kids.
First things first: we don’t really need a horror movie that highlights the superficiality and narcissistic inclinations of today’s rich, social media-addicted, 20-somethings. It’s just not relatable humor. OK, if you’re a narcissist, rich in your twenties, that’s relatable, but all of us philistines don’t give a damn.
Second: Does the premise of the film imply that these wealthy 20-somethings live off real murders while playing a game called Bodies Bodies Bodies? There is no such game (at least that I know of), so when they announce the rules at the start of the movie, it sounds like a bunch of nonsense – a third order Index flight. Also, rich people in their twenties don’t usually play games like Bodies Bodies Bodies at sleepovers. It’s the stuff of 12-year-old slumber parties…maybe.
The cast includes Pete Davidson as Pete Davidson, or an asshole who looks like Pete Davidson, which is the role Pete Davidson always plays. There’s also Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders and Maria Bakalova (from Borat’s sequel) rounding out the cast, all of whom have to scream and scream a lot.
The film offers nothing original about how young adults are sent. They get shot; they get stabbed; they fall; they fall back. The body count mounts and the paranoia mounts, but the film lacks structure or any real sense of mystery that would make us care. When the big reveal nears the end, it falls flat.
The only redeeming quality is Bakalova, who shows range beyond being Borat’s minion. Other … Body Body Body is boring boring boring.
Body Body Body plays in the theaters of the valley.