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Film Overview: NO EXIT (2022) | Receive US

Reviewed by: Josh “The Merc” Raynor

As somebody
who has learn the ebook by Taylor Adams (which is incredible, go learn it proper now!), I actually wasn’t
a fan of this film. I really feel like if I hadn’t learn it, I in all probability would’ve
loved it a bit extra, however that’s not the case right here. However even then, it wouldn’t
have blown me away as a result of the truly filmmaking and storytelling taking
place right here was severely missing.

No Exit tells
the story of a gaggle of individuals stranded at an empty customer middle throughout a
blizzard. Whereas looking for cell service, Darby discovers there’s a younger
lady tied up in a van out within the parking zone. She should work out who the kidnapper
is and save this little lady earlier than it’s too late.

Whereas holding the fundamental premise the identical, the film modified some main factors
from the ebook. It dulled down the dying scenes, disregarded a number of the greatest
motion moments, and stripped just about all of the character improvement and
backstory out of it. It was additionally manner too quick paced. It felt like they
have been beholden to this hour and a half runtime, so that they took the primary story
factors and simply plucked these out and jammed all of them collectively. Due to this,
there was principally zero pressure.

Havana Rose Liu did an amazing job for the position she was given as Darby, however this
character was so distant from the model within the ebook that it simply didn’t play
the identical. I didn’t have anyplace close to the sympathy for her that it did whereas
studying, and the identical goes for Jay. They used one particular scene to make her
appear very unlikable whereas attempting to construct sympathy for one of many kidnappers.
And actually, that was a nasty transfer, because it simply made me care much less for these

I believe they
did a very good job casting the remainder of these characters, particularly Lars and Ash
(who, within the ebook, truly hates being known as Ash and insists on folks utilizing his
full identify, Ashley). The 2 of them have been principally how I imagined them wanting.
The one drawback is that they altered or stripped out an excessive amount of of who they’re
and what made them attention-grabbing.

I additionally need
to say Dennis Haysbert, who performed Ed. I actually preferred the modifications they made
for this character, however solely as a result of the movie wanted somebody to fill in as considerably
of a hero, since they took that facet away from Darby. I additionally discovered it hilarious
that in each the movie and the ebook, Ed was a vet — a veteran within the movie, and a
veterinarian within the ebook.

I completely perceive that you must change issues when adapting a ebook to
movie, as some issues simply don’t translate as properly to display screen, however whenever you strip
the guts and soul out of a narrative, it simply ruins it and makes it not value
watching. That’s precisely what occurred right here. So, do your self a favor and simply
go choose up the ebook and browse that. I assure you’ll be much more glad.

The Merc’s Rating: 4/10



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