Film Review of Green Room
I’m a lucky guy, I suppose. Two terrific horror films in one week. I know I caught a bunch of flak from those who disagreed of my assessment of the last film I reviewed, but oh well. I call ‘em the way I see ‘em.
But on to the real bit of fun. Green Room is an imaginative and totally enjoyable film from the director of the acclaimed Blue Ruin, Jeremy Saulnier. The premise is a deceptively simple one. A punk band, the “Ain’t Rights”, plays a gig at a neo-nazi club and witness a murder. After witnessing the murder, they are trapped in the club. The twists and turns of the plot are ingenious and numerous.
The late Anton Yelchin, Chekov in the latest Star Trek movies, plays one of the lead characters, and does a terrific job. The entire cast does a good job maintaining a desperate tone to the film, but the stand out in my eyes is the great Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the leader of the group. You can tell he ate up this role and enjoyed every evil nuance of his character, and comes off as surprisingly believable.
Darcy has a whole lot to lose if he lets the band get away, so there begins a very suspenseful and violent clash between the two groups. Let’s just say that the band shows much more resilience than what anyone expects. I won’t give away much more than this because I’d love to have you Deadies check this one out for yourselves. It’s a fun and tense film that you won’t soon forget.
8.5 gravestones out of 10.