Becky (2020) Review

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Becky (2020) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on September 22nd, 2020 | Movie Review | Cabin in the Woods, Wilderness, Revenge, Maniac, Killer Kid

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It's about an angsty teen who fights off a group of escaped convicts to save a weird key she found.

Becky was directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (who also directed Cooties); and stars Lulu Wilson (from Annabelle: Creation and Ouija: Origin Of Evil), Joel McHale (from Assassination Nation and Deliver Us From Evil) and Amanda Brugel.

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Becky (2020) Review

Becky is a home invasion horror about a group of escaped prisoners who force themselves into a family's home looking for a special key they hid. Problem is, Becky is a kleptomaniac (emphasis on maniac) who finds the key first and will do anything, and jeopardize anyone, to keep it. The plot is empty but it's an exciting gore fest of a movie. There's so much blood being sprayed around you kinda forget that nothing makes any damn sense.

It's a lot like an ultra bloody Home Alone. Picture Kevin McCallister (Keviiiiiiin!!!) cutting throats with school supplies and burning fools with homemade blow torches. Becky does exactly this. There's a lot of bloodshed and a lot of psycho grins. There's also a lot, and I mean a LOT, of frustratingly terrible decision making by everyone.

Onto the thin plot. A Neo-Nazi guy (played by comedian Kevin James) and his cronies invade the home of an average Joe (played by comedian Joel McHale) looking for a key they stashed before being sent upstate. The key is supposed to unlock some racist existential power or something stupid that was barely explained. Becky steals the key before they get there. Guys show up, threaten everyone and Becky runs off into the woods. Guys realize Becky has the key and go after her, but she resists, because she wants the key. They threaten to kill her family, but she really wants to keep this damn key. Bloodshed. More bloodshed. She will do anything for this precious mystery key. Sure, maybe she's fighting because she fears the guys will kill her family once they get the key, but she's the one who put them all in this position in the first place.

If I sound snarky it's because the story sucks Kevin James' hairy Nazi balls.

But you don't watch a horror movie starring two comedians expecting anything deep. Becky is the definition of a mindless popcorn flick. And that's fine, mindless horror can be just as fun as mindless action. I watched all 5 Bourne Identities and I'd probably watch The Becky Ultimatum if they made one.

Worth Watching?

If you're looking for mindless gore dished out by the hand of a cute young blonde girl who dresses like she's 5 just to oversell her youth to contrast her brutality, then this is your movie.

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