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Movie Review: The Babysitter

Time for a movie review. This time it’s The Babysitter. Here’s what it’s about:

“Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She’s hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover she’s actually a cold-blooded killer who’s in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee’s band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It’s up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).”

I didn’t hate this movie, although you might think that after reading this review. First and foremost, I expected it to be funnier. Don’t get me wrong. I did laugh out loud at times.

It’s got a simple plot, as do so many horror, especially dark comedy, movies. I didn’t mind it while watching The Babysitter though. In fact, I expected all the stereo-typical characters in a movie with a title like this one.

There are good things in this movie, like Judah Lewis as Cole, the 12 year old protagonist. I also enjoyed Samantha Weaving as Bee, as will every teen boy love her mix of evil and bounce. Compared to the many B-movies I’ve watch, the acting was good.

One bad choice after another carries the movie and may irritate some viewers. I was fine with it. It helped with the humor and made the movie fun from start to finish.

I come from the time of amazing teen scream movies, and that’s what I’d hoped from this one. After watching, I started to wonder if the art of creating such movies is dead. Could be that I’m old and have taken my fare share of trips around the horror genre. With sites like Netflix releasing so many movies, I have to keep my fingers crossed that they’ll return.

My Rating: 3 out of 5

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