Travis’ Grade Of: [RED HOT A+] Freaky
Would I recommend YOU to pay to see this in the theater? HIGHLY YES! WITHOUT A DOUBT! IF YOU HAD DOUBTS – HAVE THEM NO MORE! THIS IS THE BEST BODY SWAP HORROR/COMEDY FILM OF 2020 THAT IS A DEFINITE “MUST MUST MUST SEE!”
My Critique On “Freaky” is this – It started out on a late Wednesday night on the 11th…then it continued on to Thursday the 12th and then you know what comes next don’t you….then came…..
Next, I would like to applause the Director and writing team of the film because the writing and directing was pure genius! I could not write this rating last night because I HAD to gather my thoughts and words because I want to give so much acclaim and accolades to everyone involved in this masterpiece and they deserve it so much! Casting Newton & Vaughn as the leads was just -“meant to be.” They had on screen magic together even though they were and they weren’t because they switched bodies.
The character of Millie was a high school girl was always bullied, teased, picked on, and let’s admit, this is an epidemic that so many teens in the world have to face and they really shouldn’t and if they have supportive family and friends as Millie did, they can overcome it and not let it define them while others may not have that inner-strength and give up and succumb to what the bullies are telling them about themselves. I hate bullies!
I want to touch on bullies just a little bit more because that is the message that this movie and Millie’s friends’ were trying to get her to see – that she IS strong; she IS NOT weak; she is a PIECE; she GOT this. They constantly placed positivity, light, and love in her path. Not everyone has that and the ones who are fortunate enough to have that should count themselves lucky and blessed!
I could also see that with Millie being in the Butcher’s body she could feel powerful and strong and whereas the Butcher being in her body could feel weak and small and powerless. The lesson to be attained was that with Millie already being a good person, she could ascertain that strength comes from within and she picked that up from being inside the Blissfield Butcher’s body whereas the Butcher only knew violence and he never wanted to be good – all he knew was bad and he never was going to be good. See the point?
But I have to give credit where the credit is due, even though bodies were not physically swapped in the film, Kathryn Newton’s facial expressions and appearance was “off the chain” once she swapped as was the Blissfield Butcher and no one knew it. Once the film first came on and Millie was introduced, you would never even dream that Millie would dress like the Blissfield Butcher in her body!
Vince Vaughn plays in a ton of comedy films and I have never seen him in a role like this before ever. It was different for me seeing him kill, murder, and slaughter people knowing he mostly does comedy films. Like 100% all comedies. That being said, the killings in this movie were gory and brutal so do not think that they are shot off camera, because they are not so brace yourselves!