Found Footage 3D

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:: Found Footage 3D :: 2016 ::
:: Steven DeGennaro

Acting: 6
Anxiety: 3
Atmosphere: 5
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 10
Production: 5
Recommended: 4
Scares: 3
Story: 2
Unpredictable: 2

Total: 50

I like found footage films, in general. I think it’s a fun genre, and I think the budgetary freedom allows people to really be creative and pursue movies that would maybe be out of reach for them otherwise. This was a sort of meta-found-footage film, the idea being that they were filming a documentary for the filming of a found footage film. It’s hard to know how much of it was a joke - they purportedly were going to reinvent the genre by filming it in 3D, meanwhile reinventing the genre by filming it in 3D AND presenting it as a documentary of an actual found footage movie filming. Unfortunately, I thought the movie fell flat on its face as anything other than a meta-joke and clever idea. Thin on scares and with weak dialogue, I thought the movie could have benefited from better direction and a more earnest attempt at making the in-movie movie. It seems like it’s difficult to make a fun bad movie. They lamented the poor CGI and bad acting of the found footage genre, spoofing it in their own film, but the CGI and bad acting weren’t fun in a way that ACTUALLY bad movies are. And so this is an OK movie, which pretended to be about filming a bad movie. Which didn’t end up being that enjoyable of an experience for me.