I keep watching Netflix original and distributed films after they get a lot of praise. And, nearly every time, after watching said film, I wonder why it got so much praise (looking at you Birdbox.) This film is no different.
I have been seeing good reviews about The Perfection for about a week or so now. It has been on my suggested list on Netflix since it came out. In fact, Netflix estimated 97% chance that I would like it. Well, they were very mistaken.
The film stars Allison Williams and Logan Browning. It’s directed by Richard Shepard and written by Shepard, Eric C. Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
The writing is all over the place. This film tries to be so many different kinds of horror films, never really settling on just one. The writers clearly had a statement that they wanted to make and didn’t really seem to care how they made it. The film’s writing felt like a puzzle that wasn’t quite pieced together properly. It was just plot twist after plot twist. It was messy.
The Perfection also felt very full of itself. Now, this may or may not have been on purpose, considering the name of the film. But, the film had a lot of artsy shots, I’m assuming paying homage to horror films of the 1970s, that just didn’t flow well when all edited together.
All in all, I was not impressed with this film. I enjoyed the acting, but that’s about the only thing that I enjoyed. Honestly, I think Netflix needs to put more of it’s budget into acquiring the rights/contracts to have films on their site and less of their budget on their original content.