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I Watched Polaroid! (No Spoilers)

  • Director: Lars Klevburg.
  • Released: 2019.
  • Distributed by: Vertical Entertainment (US), Lantern Entertainment (International).


High school student Bird receives an old Polaroid camera, then comes to learn that whoever has their picture taken by the camera meet an unfortunate and tragic end.

What I Enjoyed

The characters don’t drag out the process of trying to figure out what is causing the death of those who’ve had their photos taken.

The plot has interesting twists and turns that kept me invested throughout. Just when I thought the characters had solved the mystery of the entity, something else would take the story in another direction.

Kathryn Prescott was a wonderful lead character, I found myself relating to her bird and her shy nature.

The design of the entity was very creepy and it’s presence felt so menacing, even when it wasn’t onscreen physically, you just know it was lurking and waiting.

Without spoiling anything, the story behind the entity itself is interesting, as the movie goes on, it’s motives and origins get darker.

What I Didn’t Like

While I praised Prescott earlier, her fantastic acting couldn’t save aspects of the script. Bird is presented as the “weird” kid in the class, so when she initially tried to warn her friends about the danger, they don’t believe her, why would they? She’s “weird”.

While the concept itself is interesting, it is executed poorly, it feels goofy at times and not in a fun way.

Overall, this movie is average. It has its moments where it has potential, but that is soured by it’s awful scripting and glaring flaws. There are worse movies, so I’d only recommend this movie if you had nothing else to watch from the genre.

Photo by Cristian Dina on Pexels.com

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