Green Room came and went through my town about a month ago, and it took me some time to procure a copy in order to watch it. I’d like to say that I was completely indifferent and reserved my judgment, but I was super excited to see this movie. Thankfully, it lived up to the hype.
This isn’t a movie that I’d recommend to anyone. If you enjoy violence that’s taken seriously than this is your film. It will take you on one dark, sadistic journey. But if you enjoy slapstick tongue and cheek, evil-dead type horror, than this is not your bag of goodies. While watching it with friends and family, I found them turning away from several scenes, they enjoyed the movie, but I prepped them for it. The violence will go from 0 to 100 in a matter of seconds, in a Cronenberg sort of way—in fact the arm bar scene in Green Room took me back to The Fly. I enjoy this approach to violence in movies, books, and what have you. When a director can actually pull off the short-sharp-shock of it, I appreciate it all the more.