Queen of Spades
- 1h 31min
According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual.According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual.According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual.
Regardless, as I had the opportunity to sit down and watch this 2021 horror movie from writers John Ainslie and Patrick White, of course I did so, as it was a horror movie that I hadn't already seen. However, being unfamiliar with this movie and both the 2015 movie, then I had no idea what I was in for here. So I had no expectations to "Queen of Spades" as I sat down to watch it.
Sure, this movie's cover was actually interesting enough, but sadly the cover turned out to be the best feature of the entire movie. Yeah, trust me, "Queen of Spades" was that boring and that uneventful. So it was quite the ordeal to sit through this snoozefest of a movie.
"Queen of Spades" utterly failed to interest me, much less entertain me. And as for this being a horror movie, well that was stretching the term horror. Sure, if you are fresh off the boat and "Queen of Spades" is your first horror movie ever, I am sure there is something scary here. But if you have seen just a handful of horror movies ever, then "Queen of Spades" falls terribly short of being scary or even entertaining.
The acting in the movie was lukewarm, just as the storyline was, so you will not be finding yourself in for a grandiose treat in terms of acting performances here. But I doubt it was the actors and actresses that put on these rigid and wooden performances. I am sure that they were effectively held back by an inferior and subpar script, dialogue and a total lack of proper character development.
The character gallery in the movie was every bit as interesting and layered as a glass of water. Talk about having a collection of pointless characters with horrible dialogue. And that sort of stuff just doesn't make for proper or good entertainment. It amazes me that stuff like this actually happens in movies. Doesn't someone read through the scripts before filming and raises a hand or a voice?
Then there was the Queen of Spades herself. Yeah, let's just leave that alone. It was that bad.
If you enjoy horror movies, you need to skip on "Queen of Spades", because this movie simply isn't worth the time, money or effort.
My rating of director Patrick White's 2021 horror movie "Queen of Spades" lands on a generous two out of ten stars.
- Aug 27, 2021