Sunday, January 11

The Guest Movie Review

A mysterious soldier befriends the family of a fallen comrade and quickly makes himself an indispensible part of their lives, but the secrets he’s hiding put them all in danger in The Guest, a nail-biting, retro-stylish thriller from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die).

Arriving unannounced on the doorstep of the Peterson family, recently discharged soldier David (Dan Stevens) brings a final message of love from their recently deceased son, Caleb, with whom he served. Still grieving over Caleb’s tragic death in combat, the Petersons welcome David into their home and their lives. Humble, helpful and unfailingly polite, David turns out to be the perfect guest, filling the void left by Caleb. 

Watched this film - The Guest online as it is not shown in Singapore. Decided to catch it as I enjoy watching action thriller shows as mentioned previously. 

Personally, I felt that the show was pretty good! It was rather fast-paced with a good build up to its suspenseful plot. However, the initial story appear slightly slow though the flow was nicely presented. As the show continue on, it got intense with its well-crafted action and thriller scenes, which led me to ponder and focus watching on. 

Kudos to Dan Stevens for his acting capability as He acted very well with his given role! A role where viewers will remember him for I guess.  

Nice kick ass fighting, action pack and suspense injected to its entire plot. However, the finale ended quite abruptly without much substance else it could have been a better film. 

Ratings: 3.7/5