Unfriended: Dark Web

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Unfriended: Dark Web
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Genre: Horror
Thriller
Mystery
Drama
Starring: Colin Woodell
Rebecca Rittenhouse
Betty Gabriel
Andrew Lees
Connor Del Rio
Stephanie Nogueras
Savina Windyani
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Runtime: 92 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Unfriended


Unfriended: Dark Web is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Stephen Susco in his directorial debut. Shot as a computer screen film, it stars Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Connor Del Rio, Andrew Lees, Stephanie Nogueras, and Savira Windyani. The film is a sequel to the 2015 film Unfriended, and follows a group of friends who find a laptop that has access to the dark web, only to realize they are being watched by the original owners. The film had its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival on March 9, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 20, 2018, by Universal Pictures' OTL Releasing and Blumhouse Productions' BH Tilt.

Plot

After finding a laptop, a young man goes online to play a game with five of his good friends. He shows them a mysterious folder that plays disturbing videos of people who appear to be in danger. They then receive an anonymous message that tells them they will all die if they disconnect or call the police. The planned night of fun quickly turns deadly as each user becomes the target of something sinister, while the others must watch helplessly in terror.

Why It Sucks

  1. Much like God's Not Dead 2 and Troll 2, this film has no connection with the first film, and the first film had no hint for a sequel in its ending.
    • Even more so, the word 'Unfriended' isn't connected to the main plot of this film, so the title is false advertising to an extent.
  2. The film's editing for the computer is unrealistic.
  3. The teenagers continually make dumb (in fact, more dumber than the first) choices throughout the film. For instance, the entire film happened all because Matias basically stole a computer out of the Lost and Found and claimed it was his. So all the deaths caused in this film is all Matias' fault.
  4. The film for whatever reason switches from a Macbook to a Windows 7 in the middle of the film.
  5. The death scenes are somewhat uncreative and flat-out boring. At least the first film's death scenes were creative.
  6. Laughable acting.
  7. The film split itself apart in 4 different endings: the Main Theatrical Ending, the Buried Alive Ending (Alternative Theatrical Ending), the They_Earned_It.m4v Ending (Alternative DVD Ending 1) and the Suicide Ending (Alternative DVD Ending 2). This can make viewers confused in terms of which ending is the canonical one. Not to mention, if you were to go to the Theatrical release of the movie, you wouldn't know if you were about to see the Main or Buried Alive Ending, which makes things even more confusing.
  8. The poster is very lazy, as it looks more like someone is putting a trash bag on some lady.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. There is no jumpscare at the ending.
  2. It's sort of an improvement over the first film, as it has more likable characters, even if they're incredibly stupid and has no connection with the first film.
  3. While it can be extremely confusing to follow, the idea of multiple endings (and both on the Theatrical and DVD released) is really interesting and something that wasn't really done in a movie before.

Reception

Unfriended: Dark Web received mixed reviews. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 119 reviews and an average rating of 5.80/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Unfriended: Dark Web is more interested in chills than an exploration of its timely themes, but horror fans should still find this sequel to be steadily, undeniably effective.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 53 out of 100, based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on an A+ to F scale, the same score as the first film, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a "low" 59% overall positive score.

Comments


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EijiZeBoi

16 months ago
Score 10

2022: Unfriended: Mariana's Web

2026: Unfriended: Spider's Web

2030: Unfriended: Charlotte's Web
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 2
2044: Unfriended: Cobweb
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EijiZeBoi

15 months ago
Score 6
2048: Unfriended: Spud Webb
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ItMeansNothing

15 months ago
Score 2
3000: Unfriended: All Webbed Up
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JDM4678

15 months ago
Score 3
2104:Unfriended:Neo-Web
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MeggieConte

14 months ago
Score 0
Charlotte's Web is a marijuana. It's on Wikipedia.
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Masson Thief

14 months ago
Score 1
It's a cannabis extract, an oil used for medical purposes, but it lacks the malicious and toxic effect of marijuana so we really can't say it is a marijuana.
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EijiZeBoi

8 months ago
Score 0
Next movie: Unfriended: Quarantine
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MintypuffLove

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: COVID-19
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 1
Unfriended: Friended Again Yay :D
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Paprika

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Again? I'm a Sad Pathetic Lonely Loser :(
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EijiZeBoi

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Google Meets
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MintypuffLove

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Google Translate
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Discord
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Robertoiglesias271

one month ago
Score 0
OMG YES! The admins would be killed for perm abuse. And if you get banned you die.
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 1
Unfriended: Adventure Time
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SmileFace24

3 months ago
Score 1
Unfriended: The Midnight Gospel
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ItMeansNothing

3 months ago
Score 2
👁👄👁
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Paprika

8 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Tumblr
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MaIware

7 months ago
Score 0
the poster looks like someone is putting a trashbag on some lady.
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JDM4678

6 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended : Meme web
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LancedSoul

6 months ago
Score 2
Unfriended: Light Web
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HellLord

6 months ago
Score 0
“Mr Lopez, Mr Lopez... Too late” -Tintin
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Declan Kearns

4 months ago
Score 0
Again I would rather sit through FearDotCom.
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Dragos133

3 months ago
Score 0
This movie is even worse than the first one.
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ItMeansNothing

3 months ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Dead Memes
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Dudemanball

one month ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Fucking Uncreative Deaths in FANDOM
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The Kill Counter

3 days ago
Score 0
Unfriended: Dark YouTube
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LancedSoul

3 days ago
Score 0

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LancedSoul

2 days ago
Score 0

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