Board game movies are a thing of the past - 2014's Ouija scared up an overwhelming number of terrifying reviews and even Jumanji threw aside the dice in the recent video game revamped sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Game Night however brings back the excitement of classic board games, focusing on a group of game fanatics who's weekly game night is interptuped by a murder mystery that dangerously mixes fantasy with reality.
A pop culture blast with as many twists and turns as snakes and ladders - Game Night is even more thrilling than the real thing. Brining back the glory days of all things Twister, Charades and Buckaroo, Game Night is nostalgic for the simple happiness that comes from playing board games together with friends and family.
Utterly energetic and undemanding, Game Night erases any possible bored from board game, creating a romp that is far more exciting than it has any right to be. A top scorer across the board, what really makes this comedy thriller tick is its razor sharp dialogue. With witty references from Pulp fiction and Harry Potter all the way to Donald Trump and even the Teletubbies, Game Night is a self aware pop culture extravaganza that grows in both charm and intelligence along the way.
Though the two main actors are famous for their slyer roles - Regina George (Mean Girls) and Nick Wilde (Zootropolis) - Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman both perform excellently as lovable couple Max and Annie. The endearing game enthusiasts add some heart to this bonkers adventure and seem to be having just as much fun as we do across the duration.
I'm unsure whether its the fizzling pop culture references, the sharpness of its script or the originality of its story line - but Game Night zooms past Go and swipes two hundred dollars with great ease and success. Furiously fun Game Night is equally hilarious as it is original; proving there is still yet hope for the genre. this is the perfect Friday night feel-good movie and might just inspire with even more ways to have fun with your friends.
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