Green Room Review – Ready for a shot of adrenaline?

We are back with a little film called Green Room, one that joins one superhero from X-Men, a Trekkie and maybe a girl from Arrested Development…see what I did there? This is a terrific movie, very effective in what it intends to do, and boy did I have a good time with it.

I benefited from not knowing much about its story. I will try to be as concise and spoiler free as possible. I believe you will enjoy it much more. Green Room tells the story of a broke punk rock band at the end of their tour. They end up playing a concert at an hardcore venue, full of skinheads and white power craze and chaos ensues.

Admittedly, it’s hard to get excited after reading the premise, as it sounds like 50 movies you have already watched before. However, the keyword here is tension, Jeremy Saulnier, writes and directs a movie that delivers buckets of tension. It helps that Patrick Stewart delivers a performance that is both subtle and menacing, offering a very effective antagonist.

Green Room takes it time to unravel its premise, and it gains from it. With sudden lashes of violence and somewhat gory moments, it never feels cheap, always tense, very tense. The cast delivers solid performances, specially Imogen Poots and the late Anton Yelchin.

It feels like a movie that pays homage to 70’s, 80’s slasher films but brings with it a fresh take on them, as well as a quality that sadly it’s difficult to find within the genre. It’s also fun to watch, despite being tense and horrifying at moments, it finds time for some lighthearted moments.

Green Room is thrilling and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see where Jeremy Saulnier goes, because this little movie had a big impact.

Mandatory watch.

Green Room Review
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  • Writing
3.3

Summary

Green Room is thrilling and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see where Jeremy Saulnier goes, because this little movie had a big impact.

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