Levan Gabriadze’s 2014 film ‘Unfriended’ is completely filmed from the perspective of a computer scene where a group of friends are chatting as a mysterious guest begins to kill off the friends one by one. It all begins when a girl, and member of the group of friends, kills herself after a video of her at party is uploaded and goes viral. Now the friends are having to pay the ultimate price for betrayal67. ‘Unfriended’ stars Heather Sossaman, Mathew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz and Renee Olstead.
Let me start by saying I respect Gabriadze’s attempt to make a movie that is different and up to date, especially when the world has such an obsession with technology. Unfortunately that’s the only remotely positive thing I can say about this movie. I mean, if I wanted to spend an hour and a half reading small print, I would have picked up a book. When there is action, you can only see the scene for a split second before the small window on the computer goes glitchy or goes black. The only fragments of plot are revealed during the game between the friends, and that’s basically, who slept with who, who started a rumor or something of that magnitude. The entire movie, characters are opening screens, emailing, checking FaceBook and back to the chat screen, annoying, is the only way I can describe it. I’ve been putting off watching this movie for a while, now I wish I hadn’t watched it at all. If someone had recommended this movie to me, I would actually unfriend them.
If you want to watch ‘Unfriended’, it’s now out on DVD, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.