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Hello everyone and welcome back to another movie review. This week’s lucky movie is Bad Times At the El Royale and my lucky guests are my two good friends Phillip Scott and Michael McKinney. Bad Times At the El Royale is directed, produced, and written by Drew Goddard. The film also includes an ensemble cast consisting of Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Chris Hemsworth. Set in 1960s America at a hotel at the Nevada-California border, the plot revolves around seven strangers who arrive at the hotel for different reasons. Each one is hiding a secret. While the acting and production set was well done, the plot and script seemed to be a bit of a disappointment. This movie was marketed as having huge plot twist, when it reality it was very predictable. The script fell short at times, was full of plot holes, had no plot twist at all. I’m disappointed in Goddard for his directing and writing. This movie was full of sixties stereotypes and a villain who almost exactly replicates Charles Manson. This movie is basically Clue without the huge plot twist or interesting characters. When I asked my friends what they thought they said, “It was pretty disappointing for all the hype around it for the last two months. It wasn’t bad per se, but it was just disappointing, since I came in thinking it was going to be an Oscar worthy movie.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. In the end I give this movie 2/4 stars with a one thumb up and one down. Not a terrible movie but a very disappointing one.

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Note: This movie is rated R and contains some objectionable material

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