Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore
Director: Neil Jordan
Review: Klep Napier
Rating: 2X’s out of 5X’s
Let’s just call it what it is, "Greta" attempts to add to the genre of thriller and suspense, but comes off more like it desperately wants to take itself too seriously. "Greta" starring #ChloeGraceMoretz and #IsabelleHuppert is about a lonely elderly woman named who will go to great lengths to find a friendship. One day in the subway, Frances [Moretz] accidentally finds Greta’s purse left behind. Things take a turn for the worse and for the bizarre once Frances returns Greta’s purse back to her! Let’s start with the wins. The premise is enough to put your butt in the seat and the creepy factor, well through the performance of [Huppert], is enough to make you watch with wide open eyes, but where ‘Greta’ loses is it is extremely hard to take serious at times. You find yourself repeating over and over “Who does that!?”. Frankly ‘Greta’ lacks enough reality to relate to in order to get lost in the story. So, with poor set ups, unoriginal jump scares and unrealistic situations, if your goal is to laugh a lot then ‘Greta’ is the perfect recipe for you and your friends to have a good laugh fest as the build up just gets more and more ridiculous towards it’s conclusion.