We Are What We Are Movie Review

We Are What We Are, which I will now refer to as Wawwa from here on out, is an American remake of the Mexican film of the same name. I haven’t seen the original movie, but after sitting down with Wawwa, I can’t really say I have any desire to, as I was bored enough with this one (of course, I wouldn’t do such a thing, as you can never base how good the original is on the quality of it’s shitty remake). It’s like 90 minutes of nothingness, with about 10 minutes of wow, that’s pretty cool and a final 5 minutes of, wow that’s really dumb. There is some tiny, tiny bit of brilliance amongst all the terrible, but treading though it can be a chore. Read on for a quick review and see if you agree…

Release: Oct 25th, 2013 
Rating: R   
Run time: 105 mins  
Starring: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers 
Director: Jim Mickle   

Short nitty-gritty plot description is as follows: The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

Movie Opinion: Wawwa isn’t an awful movie, it’s just one that kind of exists and that’s it. It’s not anything original (how could it be, it is a remake afterall), not gory and not scary, but plain ol’ boring. It just goes on and on and my head keeps nodding and nodding.

At least we have someone very attractive to stare at. 

Things look like they can’t get better, but thankfully, there is a little bit of light come the end. One bit, which is basically a conversation with the crazy father and a certain individual around a dinner table, was pretty intense and I’ll admit, it had me on the edge of my seat. Sadly, a few minutes later, the shit hits the fan and we got some really funky, out of character bits. Sad, very sad.

It’s nice to see Kelly McGillis in another role. She was great in The Innkeepers.

Verdict: Wawwa is a big old bag of meh for me, but hey, you never know, you might like it. I personally was bored to tears and was only entertained by the small, tense dinner scene. That be it and all folks. Anyway, you would think a movie about cannibals would be interesting, but it seems the meat has gone bad with this one.


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