Knock Knock (2015)

Howdy peeps. How is everyone doing? I’m all good. I’m gutted that the long weekend is over. Really think we should just ban Mondays. They are evil. No one likes them so it’s not like they would be missed or anything. I think someone should start a petition. I would be the first one to sign.  But then I sign anything. You know get them cards that come round the office that everyone sign. Well they’re normally always a birthday card right? Well once I signed this card ‘Happy Birthday, Have a great day xx’ and it turns out it was a Get Well Soon card. I felt so bad. Moral of the story is to never assume.. Assuming something could potentially get you in a lot of trouble. Another example is texting a friend an invite who never comes out. So one day you don’t text because you just know they’ll say no. Well that friend always finds out and then gets super pissed at you for not inviting them. It’s a lose/lose situation. So you’re much better off just always texting said person. Then you can never be in the wrong. This is a situation I’ve been in many times. I still always get caught out by it. One day I’ll learn.

Right another snippy snappy review coming at you. Potential spoilers may follow so be careful. This time its horror flick Knock Knock, directed by the horror guru himself, Eli Roth. It stars Keanu Reeves and it’s a home invasion thriller/horror with a twist. The twist is that it’s a couple of gorgeous girls doing the invasion stuff and Mr Reeves is the victim. Don’t feel sorry for him just yet though. Evan (Reeves) is a loving Father and Husband. He’s family have gone to the beach house for the weekend and he’s stayed at home to work. That night the doorbell rings and at the door are these two girls, who we soon learn are Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bell (Ana de Armas) They basically tell Evan they got the wrong address  for a party and are technically stranded. They ask if they can come in use his phone. And it’s from this point Evan should have said no. But of course we wouldn’t have a film if he had done that so. To cut a long story short, they flirt with him big time, to the point where he has no choice but to sleep with them. Naughty Evan I know. He wakes up to find them basically living it up in his house. He asks them to leave but they don’t. They start destroying the house and causing mayhem. It eventually leads to Evan being knocked out and then tied up. The girls have suddenly gone from adorable to downright crazy bi**ches.

Now with Keanu, he’s either hit or miss. He isn’t the best actor (and I’m sure even he would agree) and he’s better when he doesn’t speak a lot (John Wick). He reminds me of Nicolas Cage. In that he can act so badly it’s actually comical. This is exactly what Keanu does in this film. His acting is beyond terrible. And not even in a meta so bad it’s good kind of way. It’s just shit. End of. I don’t normally verbally slam actors acting. But it’s more than warranted here. It got to the point where nothing Evan said was believable. I felt absolute zero empathy for him. And that’s down to the actor, not the writing. So what do you do when you’re not emotionally invested in the main character? You root for the bad guys of course! Or bad girls in this case. And they are bad. I wasn’t joking earlier when I said crazy. They would even give The Joker a run for his money. Problem is there is no pay off. Someone in this film should have died. Normally in these films the main guy fights back and gets their revenge. Well Evan tries to do that many times and fails miserably. This made me wish for his death even more. But sadly it never came. Unfortunately Knock, Knock is a very weird film. None of it makes sense. And you want it to be over 10 minutes in.  I’m shocked that I’m saying this about an Eli Roth film but there you go. Just proves every director can have bad days.  Hopefully for Eli this is a one-off.


Have you guys seen it? I would love to know what you think! Or if you have any horror suggestions I’m all eyes and ears! Until next time, Ciao!




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