Reviews for Unfriended: Dark Web ( 2018 ) 1080p

Better than the previous movie

By: xenover
At least this one was a not a corny movie about some "haunted" facebook account killing of teenagers.

Yes, it was not very believable but it was kind of plausible come to think of it. The idea of the movie was actually good but the execution lacked a bit. There were some questionable decisions presented in the movie that happened "in real life" that would actually be very hard or impossible to pull off but if you put that aside the overall movie experience was not that bad at all.

I don't consider this a horror film because it was not scary and it basically lacked any jump-scares but it was actually a decent thriller in my opinion.

Amazingly interesting concept thats executed in such a disappointingly cheap way.

By: tresm87
The film's trailers advertised a much more fresh take on cyber horror than the first unfriended with various vids of terrifying snuff found footage strewn about. What we got is a bunch of millennials sitting around for 90 min talking, yelling, and overall being extremely annoying. I thought they would utilize the various found dark vids throughout the film but we literally see them for about :30 in the entire film so i was quite let down. It would have made the story much creepier and effective like the trailer showed had they utilized that feature. There were some aspects of the film that were just so damn ridiculous even with my usual massive suspension disbelief. Deep web hackers of even the highest degree cannot pull these quick stunts off I would be willing to guarantee, and the convenience of the dark webbers showing up within seconds to kill was just so damn inane and unbelievable, it discredited the film by its absurdity. I enjoyed certain buildups mid way to end only to be deflated time after time by extremely stupid results. Overall it was an interesting at times watch thats on par with the original. They have some nice moments here and there of cyber horror, but never really go anywhere substantial other than watching a computer screen with millennials/teens being frantic. I recommend a film called the Den which is somewhat similar but executed in a way better fashion . 5.3/10

Exactly what you're looking for.

By: hnhovitz
If you've opted to see this, you'll get what you're looking for and then some. It's pretty horrifying in its real world implications and it keeps you engrossed start to finish. Disturbing, jarring, if you want to forget about literally anything else in the world for 92 minutes, watch it. You'll get what you came for and won't be disappointed.

Exactly what you're looking for.

By: hnhnyc
If you've opted to see this, you'll get what you're looking for and then some. It's pretty horrifying in its real world implications and it keeps you engrossed start to finish. Disturbing, jarring, if you want to forget about literally anything else in the world for 92 minutes, watch it. You'll get what you came for and won't be disappointed.

Skip the trailer if you want to have a better time

By: hellocrocodile
Having loved the first Unfriended film, which is by a different director, by the way, I was super excited to see this one.

To be fair, the first Unfriended had its flaws. This one has more.

For those who want to see it, I recommend not watching the trailer. The trailer is what got me so excited, but there are so many spoilers! You basically find out how half the people die just from watching it. Watching the film after having seen the trailer was kind of like, "Tell me somethign I dont know already." I was left disappointed, wanting something more. WTF.

The acting here is not bad except for a few crying parts that feel awkwardly forced, and the characters are almost likeable even if they are a little dumb at times. This is not about a villain decimating a group of geniuses. Personality-wise, they are for the most part a group of average millenials you might find hanging out on the internet, who are modestly relatable albeit some slight charicaturing. However, even without the trailer ruining it for me, this film just felt empty. It wasn't enough. It felt brief and incomplete and the ending was just dumb.

I seriously prefer the first Unfriended movie over this one. Unfriended (I) I found scarier, the deaths more chilling and gruesome, and the overall cat and mouse feel as the villain toys with its victims much more riveting than Unfriended: Dark Web, even though this version's evil hackers and assasins for hire are more real-worldish.

If you prefer horror flicks with a semi-realistic storyline, you'll prefer this one over the first, probably. But I think the first was far more entertaining and interesting with just as talented of a cast if not more, so if you haven't seen it, give that a shot first.

It's Real Bad

By: mergingduality
I actually kind of liked the first Unfriended. It was incredibly stupid, but there being a ghost involved meant that it could get away with a lot of things that it couldn't have otherwise. This movie, without the crutch of the supernatural, completely falls apart.

These Dark Web mofos basically must be omniscient to make this plot work. Characters do irrational things even before the pressure is on. I actually got so bored 2/3 through that I tuned out completely.

The character building early on wasn't bad, which is why I gave it a 2 instead of a 1, but everything after the 'hackers' gets involved is so ridiculous and poorly through out that they may as well have been ghosts. But they weren't, so nothing they did made any sense.

Exceptional modern day horror

By: alyzone91
Brilliant guys. Just give this film a chance. A lot of undeserved hate

Hands Down, One of the Worst Movies I've Ever Seen in My Life

By: arfdawg-1
Tells the story about a teen who comes into possession of a new laptop and finds that it may have been stolen. He discovers the previous owner may be watching every move he makes and will do anything to get it back.

There is NOTHING to recommend about this film. It sucks from the first frame. There is no story and it drones on and on and on.

And here's another thing -- if you watch this on TV you wont b able to see any of the texts! I have a GIANT TV and couldnt read one. Whoever put money up for this film must be homeless by now.

It's atrocious.

Similar sequel to the original with 'realistic' elements

By: MikialUK
The movie was quite similar to be honest since the 'villians' are almost invisible. It got on my nerves because many things are questionable for us who are into tech. But overall it was ok to watch and some scenes were executed well.

A lot of undeserves hate.

By: staypuff-589-883937
First I would like to say its not the best. Of course its not but for what it is it does it alright. Its tense, it makes you a little paranoid and it also doesnt have too much bad acting.

I'll tell you one of the best things about it is the fact it doesnt rely on ridiculous jump scares every 10 seconds like most horror movies these days. Its a slow build and I believe we need more of these kind.

What exactly were people expecting? It is exactly what it is and its done well.

Dark Web, a surprise!

By: lorcan-61881
Unfriended: Dark Web is a new enough horror film and stand alone sequel to Unfriended. Now, if you remember, I kind of had mixed thoughts on Unfriended, while I thought it was entertaining, the acting and plot fold out kind of weakened a lot so I wasn't really up and not up for a sequel when I heard about it. The film is not supernatural like the first film which makes wonder if this film is actually a sequel at all and if it takes place in a completely different universe, anyway, the film follows a group of 30 something kids playing games on Skype when they then get invested as bids to a Dark Web cult, called "Charlot". I haft to say I enjoyed this film a heck lot! Going in for the first ten minutes wasn't the easiest thing and I really felt like this film was gonna be a awful piece of rubbish but it suddenly picked up and then I loved this film! Now, there are two endings and although the normal ending I saw was pretty bad compared to the other ending, it still folded out good. The acting was good, not magnificent but ok. Everything else was grand! Unfriended Dark Web is a great horror sequel that surpasses the first in many ways (and yes, I do have high hopes for Unfriended 3!)

Ignore the fake reviews

By: strupar-66747
Ignore the 10/10 reviews, they are mostly fake. This movie is awful.

Not what i expected..

By: BatmanFunReviews2018
Tells the story about a teen who comes into possession of a new laptop and finds that it may have been stolen. He discovers the previous owner may be watching every move he makes and will do anything to get it back. I really liked the original Unfriended from a few years back and i was suprised by how well written and even scary it was but 'Unfriended: Dark Web' is simply neither scary or interesting and when you do something stupid? Bad things will eventually happen and just the movie didn't work both as horror but also as a picture and acting wise too.

Just watch Black Mirror instead.

By: faawning
The acting was awful, the special effects were cheesy, and the story line was all over the place. Not to mention this had nothing to do with "the dark web". If you're interested in a movie like this, just watch V/H/S instead. It's far less ridi

Unfriending this movie is the way to go!

By: FilmReviewer835
Unfriended: Dark Web is the sequel to Unfriended from 2015. In this movie, a teenager obtains a laptop that was originally owned by someone who had apparently belonged to an evil online cult. The man eventually comes in contact with the teenager who now has the laptop and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back from him.

I didn't see the original Unfriended because it simply wasn't for me despite being based around social media and whatnot. I also wasn't looking forward to this, but I decided to watch this regardless and give it a chance. All I can say is that it's something I deeply regret.

Let's start with the only genuinely good thing; the relationship between the main character and the love interest. The main character's girlfriend is deaf and the main character has to find a way to make their relationship work. As such, he creates an application that is supposed to help them with their communication. I found this pretty clever the more I thought about it, especially since there aren't a lot of movies that explore the complexities of a relationship like this.

Despite liking the relationship, I feel like it's not necessarily deserved because I found the main character extremely stupid and unlikable. It didn't take me that long for me to dislike him either. Around a half hour into the movie, he admits that he picked up the computer from a lost-and-found bin where he works. He didn't just leave the computer sitting in there to buy a new one? Just how desperate was this guy?! He has a job, so he must be making money, so why couldn't he have saved up money to buy a new and fresh computer? The plot wouldn't have happened if he didn't just leave the computer in the lost-and-found.

The other characters aren't necessarily much better. Aside from the villains, these are the types of characters to make hasty judgements without questioning anything. I know these are teenagers, but in some cases, they have no sense of judgement. Sometimes, they just don't listen, other times they are too manipulative, and in the worst case scenarios, they charge into situations blindly without giving a thought.

While watching this movie, I was at least going to give the villain's motivation some credit for being plausible. The villain wants his computer back so he wouldn't look shady if one of them were to have called the cops. From what we see in the first act of the film, the actions that he and his cult members have pulled are worthy of punishment. If it wasn't for a small twist in the last 10 minutes, I would've just said "that's a believable motivation." But no, as the movie ends, the villain's true motives fail to make any sense.

As for some of the smaller issues, I feel as though this movie fails to realize what it actually is. Despite it being marketed as a horror movie and a sequel to a horror movie, it's not very scary. At times, it seems to come off as a genre similar to a horror like a thriller or slasher movie with some of the deaths. Considering the fact that this is not supernatural unlike the first, it barely gives off the impression that it's a horror by offering nothing supernatural.

If you're a hardcore fan of the first movie, then you may end up liking this. As for me however, I currently think it's the worst movie of the year with it failing in many different areas.

2/10

Unfriending this movie is the way to go!

By: eparazak
Unfriended: Dark Web is the sequel to Unfriended from 2015. In this movie, a teenager obtains a laptop that was originally owned by someone who had apparently belonged to an evil online cult. The man eventually comes in contact with the teenager who now has the laptop and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back from him.

I didn't see the original Unfriended because it simply wasn't for me despite being based around social media and whatnot. I also wasn't looking forward to this, but I decided to watch this regardless and give it a chance. All I can say is that it's something I deeply regret.

Let's start with the only genuinely good thing; the relationship between the main character and the love interest. The main character's girlfriend is deaf and the main character has to find a way to make their relationship work. As such, he creates an application that is supposed to help them with their communication. I found this pretty clever the more I thought about it, especially since there aren't a lot of movies that explore the complexities of a relationship like this.

Despite liking the relationship, I feel like it's not necessarily deserved because I found the main character extremely stupid and unlikable. It didn't take me that long for me to dislike him either. Around a half hour into the movie, he admits that he picked up the computer from a lost-and-found bin where he works. He didn't just leave the computer sitting in there to buy a new one? Just how desperate was this guy?! He has a job, so he must be making money, so why couldn't he have saved up money to buy a new and fresh computer? The plot wouldn't have happened if he didn't just leave the computer in the lost-and-found.

The other characters aren't necessarily much better. Aside from the villains, these are the types of characters to make hasty judgements without questioning anything. I know these are teenagers, but in some cases, they have no sense of judgement. Sometimes, they just don't listen, other times they are too manipulative, and in the worst case scenarios, they charge into situations blindly without giving a thought.

While watching this movie, I was at least going to give the villain's motivation some credit for being plausible. The villain wants his computer back so he wouldn't look shady if one of them were to have called the cops. From what we see in the first act of the film, the actions that he and his cult members have pulled are worthy of punishment. If it wasn't for a small twist in the last 10 minutes, I would've just said "that's a believable motivation." But no, as the movie ends, the villain's true motives fail to make any sense.

As for some of the smaller issues, I feel as though this movie fails to realize what it actually is. Despite it being marketed as a horror movie and a sequel to a horror movie, it's not very scary. At times, it seems to come off as a genre similar to a horror like a thriller or slasher movie with some of the deaths. Considering the fact that this is not supernatural unlike the first, it barely gives off the impression that it's a horror by offering nothing supernatural.

If you're a hardcore fan of the first movie, then you may end up liking this. As for me however, I currently think it's the worst movie of the year with it failing in many different areas.

2/10

So this is what they call "horror" now??

By: ajfitch5
I try to be forgiving to movies... but I just couldn't. I can see what they were going for, but with the slow pace to get to anything interesting is just annoying. You spend the first 20min watching a kid stupidly fumble around a Mac (though he is supposed to be some tech person) and then after 40 or so minutes, you get your first mildly thrilling moment. But don't worry, it isn't too scary, my grandmother would laugh! After 45mins I was so bored I was falling asleep on my husbands shoulder and eventually we left. It was so bad that it is the first movie I have ever walked out of. I NEVER walk out of movies, but I couldn't continue to put myself through that much pain. Not worth a cent. Not even worth a Netflix late night "meh whatever" watch. So sad, it could have been good.

Clever but not really

By: bdan35
Smart at times, stupid at others. Interesting to see where the screen capture genre will go...

Really bad / please read / no spoilers

By: mariaribeiro-87166
First of all, the people giving 10 stars are out of their minds!!!The pace of this movie was extremely slow, Blumhouse clearly doesn't know how the deep web works and the story line was so weak I almost cried.I'm a horror movie fan (big one) I watch bad ones, good ones and classics... my standards for horror films are not the best (I'm easy to please) and this movie was the worst film I have ever watched from Blumhouse ever!!!! I just can't believe I spent money to watch it!! My husband fell asleep by my side at the theatre and all I wanted to do was to leave... but hey I paid 17$ so I might as well stay for this torture.If you loved the first movie you will be disappointed at this one (just like I am).First one was great, this one... meh...Bad writing, horrible pace and pretty much a bad story line .... I wish I could have my money back

Summer Scare Thrill, With A Dive Into Real. This Sequel is Better, But Still Needs Some Upgrading!!!!

By: rgkarim
It's the age of the internet and cyber security is never more important to prevent your entire life from falling victim to the elite hackers. Yet, for many, we have no idea what threats lay hidden in the shadows of the dark web and those who use it for evil. So of course, it would be the perfect medium to make another horror movie with, after a few of the other films have had mixed success. Thus, the focus of my next review is the sequel to a horror movie with a similar theme, but a different story. Robbie K back in action to present his latest review on:

Movie: Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

Director: Stephen SuscoWriter: Stephen SuscoStars: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Chelsea Alden

LIKES:

Unique perspective: Like the first installment, Unfriended: Dark Web takes the unique perspective of found footage through the computer. One gets to see everything happening through the virtual eyes of technology and become immersed into the experience at hand. As our "heroes" look through all the insane stuff in this film, you'll feel pulled into the journey and potentially get the feeling all this stuff is happening to you. It's unique, it's dynamic, and it's very engaging to watch.

Freaky Realism: The movie's core of scares is not so much the jumping at you moments, or a large monster, but more so how realistic this scenario can be. Dark Web isn't that farfetched a concept when you think about it and it instills a deep fear and paranoia that settles uncomfortably in your mind. If you're like me you might want to rethink how to clean up your digital foot print, and perhaps invest in some lessons on privacy. In all seriousness though, the movie's scenario will certainly keep you grounded into the suspense because the setting isn't so grandiose.

The Build-Up: Using the two previous likes, the director was able to build up some major suspense in this tale. The developers utilized solid techniques of helping uncover the mystery and white lies at the bottom of the digital rabbit hole. It provides just enough information to linger on before drawing out the thrills a little longer. This gradual balance continues to keep the suspense up and potentially lead to an exciting conclusion to come. Nice work.

The Pace: Horror movies can be slow sometimes, but for this movie that wasn't the case. Dark Web doesn't suffer from this limitation, leading to a decently paced movie that doesn't linger too long.

The Twists: The movie is pretty linear and predictable, but the story team managed to bring a few surprises with it as well. While some twists can be misguided, the movie succeeded to utilize these twists to help "justify" all that happened and sort of curb for the stupidity of the characters. It's not the best thing in the world, but it worked for me.

DISLIKES:

Predictable: The way this series continues to promote the darker themes, one can guess a lot of what is going to happen. Much of this comes from the trailers giving things away, but some of it comes from copying the first film's tactics for scares. As such, you won't be too surprised when all is said and done.

The Lacking Characters: I understand a horror movie seldom doesn't focus on stories and more on superficial scares and thrills. Still this reviewer would have appreciated characters that weren't so carbon copy of the teenage summer movie. Almost all of the group is rather stereotypical, and in truth not so likeable when you see how much they kind of overstep their boundaries. Sure, there are some exceptions, but the main character in particular brought much of this on himself. Even worse, much of their stories are pretty boring or missing altogether, with most attempts falling flat on its face. Perhaps more expansive stories could have helped add some more layers to the mix and give us better characters.

The Opening Sequence: It's about logging into a "new" computer and as such requires the character to try multiple attempts to breach the security. I'm not complaining because it really does capture the reality of the situation, however did we need nearly 10 minutes of this prolonged sequence? I don't think so, and while 10 minutes doesn't seem like much...it is in a movie barely pushing 80 minutes. Cool to be immersed, but the time could have been spent better in plot development or anything else.

Two Endings?: Yes, you heard me right, there are two finales to this movie, but it's not dependent on show times, but rather theaters. It's worthy of applause for trying to get some rewatching on this movie in regards to making the most bucks. To the fans though, having to go to two different theaters is not my idea of good marketing, especially if one of the endings is super intense and the other is a hasty wrap up. Director's cuts or reddit will be your friend on this dislike guys.

Final 25 minutes: I already stated that the first part of this movie does a nice job building things up for what will hopefully be an intense second act. True, the end is intense, but it's also very hastily rushed, compacted, and kind of skimmed over very quickly. If you are like me, a movie like this is better when your characters are challenged and potentially hurt throughout the movie, and not just the final act. Dark Web failed on this aspect and tried to finish its tale a little too quickly in the end. No amount of twists can offset this for me, but it may not be too bad for others.

The VERDICT:

Overall, Unfriended 2 was better than its horror counterpart. The plot components made more sense, the setting grounded back into realism, and it once again told a familiar story through a more immersive medium than most others. In addition, the suspense and twists keep this relatively simple film entertaining up until the end. The problems come more from some presentation flaws, such as a dragged-out opening, trying to put two endings together, and of course rushing at the end. Throw in some non-engaging characters and it wraps up this movie pretty well. The movie is okay overall, but it's going to be reserved for young adults and teens looking for a quick thrill for the summer. Still, it turned out better than I was expecting so there is a victory there. Nevertheless, I recommend holding out for home on this one.

My Scores:

Horror: 6.0-6.5Movie Overall: 4.5-5.0