Countdown Movie Review

The movie Countdown is about a phone app that tells you how many years, days and hours you have until you die. To promote the movie, an actual Countdown app was released. The app has a countdown clock, just like in the movie. When used, it gives the effect of a phone being taken over or possessed.

Not many Everett students had downloaded the app, or went to see the movie. Countdown made $9 million its opening weekend, already making more than its very small $6.5 million budget.

The main plot of the movie is that the app tells people that their time is up and that they are going to die. Most of the time the people would try to prevent their death by not going out, but a bad spirit would terrorize them until it was time for them to die. 

Throughout the whole movie if the person tried to prevent their death, the death spirit would attack them to kill them. While it was an interesting idea, they could make the movie look more realistic. For example, instead of making the blood look fake they should have tried to make it more lifelike.

Most of the time, the PG-13 movie is just jump scares, like glass breaking. I didn’t think it was scary at all. There were some funny parts, like in one scene instead of making a person feel scared inside of the church there was a priest playing music in the background. Since most of the movie was meant to be scary, this scene was funny.

I like how the movie didn’t just focus on one story, but on more than one character. In this movie the app was true, but in real life it’s just a way to scare someone. I personally didn’t download the Countdown app but it would be nice to have been a little scared.

I would recommend this movie to people who don’t really like scary movies because to me it wasn’t that scary at all. But if you’re the type of person who likes seeing scary movies, go watch a different one. 

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Arianna Orta

Current Reporter of The Viking Voice

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