Film Synopsis: After the death of her mother, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test …and soon discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she even had! Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the Steamy, Sexy, & Incredibly Undeniable Aristocrat Host, Walter (Thomas Doherty) but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity!
Trav’s Critique On “THE INVITATION” ➡️ I’ve got to admit that I never got tired of seeing the preview for the movie each and every single time it came on that big, huge silver screen when I went to see another movie! I was REALLY looking forward to this invitation – and accepting it was the best decision that I have ever made in 2022 thus far; well, as far as horror films goes. The Invitation was NOTHING like the 2019 film, Ready or Not. I’m NOT 100% sure if people, once they saw the trailer for the film a connection – or possible comparison that this film would be anything equivalent to that one. In my very raw and always candid opinion, THIS movie was NOT boring like Ready or Not, I never drifted off to sleep, I did jump only once, never jumped in Ready or Not, this film had suspense, the magic, the tone was set leading up to the climax of the film, which, yes of course, was pretty predictable from the trailer, I will admit that. Anyone can who has a brain. LOL.
But the only thing that was EXACTLYsimilar between this and Ready or Not was both brides had to fight in order to survive! THAT WAS IT! Other than that, I would ALWAYS choose The Invitation over that if given the choice; if there are any other options put up against this movie, I would have to see them to make a more definitive decision. Firstly, I have to expound on the acting of Thomas Doherty who portrayed the role of Walt. He was debonaire to the fullest extent, he could charm the pants off of anyone with that smile, and the accent was just a bonus!
If Doherty smiles and acts like that in real life – he needs to be in more motion picture films because I was like saying to myself, “am I under a spell?” I just don’t know what it was; how he did it; how he said it; how he got into character; or what it was but he was VERY and HIGHLY believable! Each time he had a scene with anyone, and not even Nathalie Emmanuel, he captured the screen, and I wanted invitation after invitation after invitation! That is what he did in this movie. Thomas Doherty CAPTURES HIS AUDIENCE IN THIS MOVIE! THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! IT IS LIKE IT CASTS A SPELL ON YOU! I want to see his work in other previous films or TV shows that he has done in the past because he is FIERCELY talented! I am telling you all! Major kudos to him!!!
The acting of Nathalie Emmanel is on point as well – it was strange for me to see her in something other than Fast and the Furious. LOL! The focal point aimed on her was her mother and how she kept close to her heart what her mother told her and that was that she is strong and that she is always with her. When Evie accepted the invitation from her family in England that she never knew existed, I felt that they did a dive on her, saw that she was weak, and an easy mark for what they had in mind for her. Evie was smart, intuitive, spoke her mind, but was also a very sympathetic person and kind at heart and that is what they preyed upon.
That is SO true in life today – when anyone and I do mean anyone sees ANY sign or form of weakness in a person – they are flying in to prey on that vulnerability, and they sense that they can feed on that to get what they want and sometimes need. In this case, Walt & Oliver had a plan – dead intent on executing it, but Evie had an ace in the hole and that was her best friend Grace who always kept it 100 with her.
What’s “Infinity Pool” About? James (Alexander Skarsgard) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional accident exposes the resort’s perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless