BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I had heard about this film, a little. Not much, and nothing really to say it was worth watching or not. I also feel I watched the trailer a while back, but can I remember it? Not at all. I went into this film blind, apart from being an Inbetweeners fan, I was a little biased watching this with that... "An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature."
I am going to get it out straight away. James Buckley is in this, and all I could think was "he's going to say 'clunge' or 'bumder' anytime now...", or at least swear. But no, I was very naughty and was trying to bring his character Jay back in to this, and that is very very wrong... I am just used to seeing him in a school uniform and speaking words that your nan wouldn't want to hear - but that is very very wrong.
I'll be honest, this film is pretty much almost a long lost twin to films such as As Above So Below. It even reminded me of Beneath, due to the story line, but also a little VHS, due to the whole found footage kind of style.
The main thing here is though, I would rather watch those than The Pyramid again. The Pyramid, let me get this straight as I hate saying about bad about people's work, is not the worst film out there at all. I watched it all, but I have to say, I did not enjoy it that much.
I think the problem with The Pyramid is it is not that original a film. You find yourself watching it, and thinking of films that it reminds you of, even comparing it to some, in some cases. The problem with that though, is all the films you are thinking of, are better, and your mind drifts off onto those films and you kind of wish you'd popped them on instead...
The Pyramid had a great concept, Egypt and unknown monsters are a great idea - just look at films like the Decent - but this just didn't find itself. It was a good try but it does didn't live up to the potential, I feel.
Kind of makes me want there to be a horror film of The Inbetweeners...
Being how fun I find these kind of films, all through a computer screen, and yet, it took me a while to see Unfriended: Dark Web... "A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back." ("Teen"?! Are you mad?!)
I did not mind the first Unfriended, it's a fun but kind of stupid movie - but who doesn't love a movie like that?! The second one though, is even better in my eyes. Mainly, I feel, because it is less supernatural and more real life and sometimes this can be scarier than anything angry spirits can do. Not that spirits or anything like that aren't scary - please don't come and haunt me!
Dark Web takes pretty much the same storyline as the first Unfriended, both films have the main characters do something naughty and karma catches up to them. That's how I see these films anyway, about an hour and a half of karma catching up on someone - feel bad for the friends in the Skype chat though. Characters were kind of dicks in the first one, but in the second, they had nothing to do with the whole thing, yet, they tended to die in some very original and horrible ways... All they wanted was a games night, turned out to be their last...
Dark Web is a fun film, and one that I feel you shouldn't take too seriously, mainly due to the fact it really is not that scary, and is something to watch with food and lots of friends. It does, however, have a scary underlying source - hackers. Hackers, as well as break ins, farfetched ones at that, stealing, social media and one death involving guns that some might consider to hit home in some ways. Mainly hackers, as the villains in this aren't any sort of ghost, they are real people, who plan and attack when the time is right, and they seem to be everywhere, and watching all the time. Sure, it does feel like Karma, and like Saw, as long as you are a good person and have good people as friends, you'll be fine, but maybe not in real life... It's creepy!
One massive problem I had with this film, is at one point, and I won't say why as it does giveaway the twist, but what looks like the software Paint is used. Now, the paint edited photo would have been seen by lots, including Police. My thing is, surely some, especially Police, would be able to tell it's edited?! It's paint after all! The edited photo is a main thing too, so if it's found out to be fake, the whole plan would have fallen through... Funny.
I liked this film, I did, for some reason, I just find the whole point of view through a computer thing, a very fun idea! And with this one not being anything supernatural and more close to home - I was hooked.
Lesson though, don't steal and don't use the dark web, kids!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..