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Jesus Christ Julie James is even more of a charisma vacuum in IKWYDLS than I remember, truly one of the least interesting final girls ever. Queen Sarah is the true lead of the movie. The sequence of Julie rebutting Helen’s friendship, her dad straight up ignoring her, Elsa being a bitch as usual & then having her hair chopped off - girl was getting shat on from all angles for about 10 minutes.

Julie does get a bit more likeable in I Still Know but I only managed 20 minutes before going to bed last night, it’s giving me something to look forward to after work today however.

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Jesus Christ Julie James is even more of a charisma vacuum in IKWYDLS than I remember, truly one of the least interesting final girls ever. Queen Sarah is the true lead of the movie. The sequence of Julie rebutting Helen’s friendship, her dad straight up ignoring her, Elsa being a bitch as usual & then having her hair chopped off - girl was getting shat on from all angles for about 10 minutes.

Julie does get a bit more likeable in I Still Know but I only managed 20 minutes before going to bed last night, it’s giving me something to look forward to after work today however.

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The sequel is a bit of a mess but it's still fun with some rather good kills. Queen Brandy too.
 
Julie getting upstaged by her best friends in both movies is iconic.

I’m not sure why they did it but they play so much of that first movie off of Helen’s character that you can’t help but be underwhelmed when Julie takes over again in the last 20 minutes. From the moment with Julie in the car, Helen pretty much dominates. And that chase scene…

And to a lesser extent, Brandy also gets given the best set piece chase in the sequel too.
 
Orphan: First Kill getting raves (by horror standards) is not what I had expected.
And, as the narrative takes a sharp mid-film turn, Stiles’s performance grows more deliciously demented and outsized. It’s not quite the Bride of Chucky-ification of the Orphan franchise, since the film never becomes fully self-aware. But it is sharp-toothed and vicious enough in its satire that it even gives Esther her own Breakfast Club-esque makeover scene. Just do your best to ignore the very obvious sight of Fuhrman waddling around on her knees for half the film.

I’ve never been sold on a film more by just a few sentences.
 
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So happy Prey is very good, wonderful to look at, Amber Midthunder is superb, and it feels fresh and exciting. This is how you revitalise a franchise.

Also, I'm happy it gets to join the Good For Her Cinematic Universe.
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(The bit where she pulls off his little face pincher made me gag)
 
LOVED Prey on Disney Plus. My first Predator movie (we don’t talk about AVP, for which I was only there for the Aliens in any case) and I imagine the one I’d like best anyway. Beautifully constructed and great performances. And though it didn’t feel scary or tense to begin with it really built by the end - I was surprised. It was all buoyed by Amber Midthunder selling her arc so well.
 
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