Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror film directed by Daniel Goldhaber and written by Isa Mazzei, from a story by Goldhaber, Mazzei and Isabelle Link-Levy. The story is partially drawn from writer Mazzei's own experience working as a camgirl. The film is the first feature film for both Goldhaber and Mazzei. Despite critical acclaim, audiences had a very mixed response, notably criticizing the ending.
Why It Sucks
- The entire movie is yet one of those "let's make the internet 'scary'" which ends up failing like all other films (except Searching which is actually good).
- The acting is really awkward to even watch. For example, Alice randomly cries when the fake Lola_Lola shoots herself.
- The trailer depicts on how "scary" the film will be, but it turns out to be a dumb excuse to make pornography films, except using the Internet, of course.
- The characters make stupid choices, especially Alice as she tells Lola that she wants to play a game, and ends up crushing her face.
- Terrible ending. Basically, what the ending could've been was Alice moving on from the Internet for a fresh start off the Internet, but instead, Alice makes a new account, showing that she is entirely obsessed with the Internet, even after everything that happened.
- What is Lola supposed to be? A ghost? A glitch? An alternative version of Alice?
- Lola isn't really a threatening villain as she's more enthusiastic than scary.
- The "You stole my face and now I'm gonna get it back" line is completely stupid and uncreative.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Amazing soundtrack, with Obsession by Gesaffelstein being one of them.
Despite positive reviews from critics with a 93% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 71 on Metacritc, indicating "generally favorable reviews," audiences had a stronger dislike towards it, with a 5.9 on IMDb and a 55% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.