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Final Girl (2015)

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A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.

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Tyler Shields

Writers:

Johnny Silver (story by) (as Johnny T. Silver), Stephen Scarlata (story by) (as Steve Scarlata) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abigail Breslin ... Veronica
Wes Bentley ... William
Logan Huffman ... Danny
Cameron Bright ... Shane
Alexander Ludwig ... Jameson
Reece Thompson ... Nelson
Francesca Eastwood ... Gwen
Emma Paetz ... Jennifer
Gracyn Shinyei ... Young Veronica
Desiree Zurowski ... Nelson's Mom
Sean Tyson ... Redneck
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Storyline

A cute, shy, young girl is new to town, and looks to be the perfect, easily-duped target for a group of boys who want to use her as the final test in their murder game. Little do they know, she is skilled in areas they cannot imagine, and has a test of her own she decides to pursue.

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The hunted becomes the hunter

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Nasser Entertainment

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota Final See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,411
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The term "Final Girl" comes out of a trend in early slasher films where the sole survivor or the last to die was a female character. See more »

Goofs

When Jameson is debating with Veronica with a noose around his neck, the rope creaks as he teeters on the stump as if it is stretched to its limit, yet closeups clearly show there is enough slack that he can speak comfortably as the rope isn't even snug up to his throat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
William: Hello.
Young Veronica: Hello.
William: My name is William. Did they tell you what happened?
Young Veronica: My mom and daddy died.
William: That's right. Does that bother you?
Young Veronica: People die all the time.
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Shadowy Exteriors
10 July 2015 | by billygoat1071See all my reviews

Final Girl is basically putting the Hit-Girl trope to the slasher genre, which can be a pretty cool concept. The film's style is some sort of a fancy old-school mystery film, highlighting shadows and silhouettes through creaking walls, cafeterias and streets. Visually appealing stuff, rather enjoyed for being effectively overly campy for its low budget. But the story itself is just downright silly and even worse, meaningless. The movie sets up a little girl training to beat up dangerous men, but it instead lead us to a number of strange events, which results to such polarizing schlock.

Even for its shoddiness, the weird style could still be admired for being way too campy. The story centers on a secret organization that hires vigilantes, and everything else about them is a huge mystery. We only see two characters in their dark shadowy headquarters; it's either for the sake of being extremely minimal, or just really underdeveloped. But the important thing is, they're hiring a young girl to fight off their targets. In spite of training and even raising her in this cold- blooded environment, the main character, Veronica, still doesn't seem like she's as strong or as unfeeling as she is supposed to be. It makes everyone wonder what exactly did she train throughout her childhood. She's not given much of an arc either. The film just presumes that she is not competent enough at some points. It can be a useful good to bring some suspense, but instead, she is given an incredible dose of deus ex machina in this "daring mission" that would easily take down her targets.

While it makes the whole mission a lot weirder, all we see is just some amateurish looking acid trip that is supposed to represent their fear, but looks more totally random than disturbing. The fighting is hidden behind the vague shadows and the on screen blood is very reserved. All the slasher/gory fun is replaced with artsy pretentiousness. And for some reason, that can also be one of the benefits of the film. In a typical mindset, the experience may just be some terribly shot mindless violence on screen. Not saying that this approach is anything fresh or superior at all, it's just pretty rare that it manages to do something a little different. It brings some tongue-in-cheek characters, blanketing their shadows into some exteriors with lighting fetishes (the headlights of the gang's car is super strong enough to shine the entire forest). The movie brings some flavor, but it didn't gloss over enough about the fact how pointless this story all was. The acting is fine, they're basically as campy as the cinematography.

Final Girl is a cool looking film with a pretty ridiculous story that lacks severe subtext. The movie may have painted a lot of interesting shadows through its darkness which makes it effectively campy as hell, add some symmetry that somewhat turn buildings into dollhouses, make headlights spotlighting every hallucination, and characters chew the scenery because it's more intimidating that way, but then it's all just pretty images. It all lacks grotesque and gore, or even more important: meaning. While it's reasonably to get fascinated by a typical B-movie's decision have such obsession with silhouettes and lights, the story just doesn't make any sense in the end.


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