With smarts, warmth, and humanity, this mystery that unfurls entirely on computer screens becomes an ode to the new digital lives we are all leading, from how we use our devices to what they say about us.
We’ve literally just seen this, in 2015’s Unfriended. Tedious wannabe scarefest misses the true horrors of Facebook and cultivates a personality-free blandness.
More than one girl in an ensemble plus a female villain are good things. But the most prominent of the girls is treated in a retrograde, gendered way. [This post is not behind the paywall.]
There’s little less compelling than a vague evil spirit with loosely defined powers doing random “scary” things as required by the script.