As I have always said, I’m a huge fan of A24. I always look forward to whatever they are making, as it is generally going to be new, original and creative. Bodies Bodies Bodies is not one of these movies. The story for Bodies Bodies Bodies is:
When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.
It sounded interesting. It stars Maria Bakalova, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Sennott, Pete Davidson, Chase Sui Wonders and other people I have never heard of. The only name that rung a bell was Davidson, but all I knew about him was he had dated some hot people in Hollywood. I still have no idea how.
I missed the trailer, which was my first mistake, but I went in with an open mind. If I had of seen the trailer, I would have seen the type of people that are in this movie. Someone described it as a:
“…wild whodunit Gen-Z Movie…”
Not to sound like an old fart, but I still have no idea what a Gen-Z’er is, nor a boomer or any of the other things they call the different generations at the moment. What I do know now is that if Gen-Z is the future, I’m going to buy the biggest gas-guzzling car I can find to help destroy the planet so they don’t have a future.
The movies starts out, like every other movie like this, with a bunch of teens having a party at a secluded mansion in the middle of nowhere. They play a game of Bodies Bodies Bodies, where they turn off all the lights and some is a ‘murderer’ and pretends to kill someone else.
Standard stuff. I forget who actually got killed first, for the main reason that I hated every single character that was on the screen. I imagine they are the kind of people that think lip-syncing on Tik-Tok is entertainment and when you “come out”, it’s all stunning and brave.
Honestly, the kids in this movie were the most unlikeable set of people I could imagine, so when one of them dies I was happy about it, knowing they would never spawn.
The writing in the movie is aimed at the same level of intelligence, there is talk about how someone is suffering with “borderline” something, someone “coming out” and all the other largely made up crap that people are suffering with at the moment.
I should not say “suffering with”, but jumping on whatever band wagon is about at the time. Remember how only a few years ago, men getting pregnant wasn’t an issue? But today if you say anything against a man wanting to have a baby, you are a transphobic, cisgender, racist who hates all thirty two genders.
I digress a bit, but overall, I honestly couldn’t finish this movie. The characters, the writing, all of this modern generation, is just the worst. If this is the people that are making movies for the future, then I would rather wash my eyes out with bleach than watch anything by them.
As I said, I might just be an old fart, but when I grew up watching movies like this they had interesting characters or even interesting killers, some of whom are still alive and kicking now. Bodies Bodies Bodies will have none of that, I can’t see anyone liking this, and if they do, I don’t want to meet them.
I didn’t even finish the movie, I think I turned it off somewhere near the end of the second act. I had no interest in anyone. I didn’t care who was killing who or why. I’m sure this movie will go down well with modern “critics”, but an honest one, like me, hates it and says it shouldn’t be watched by anyone with an IQ over their age.