Truth or Dare Review!
Do you remember not too long ago when someone thought it would be a good idea to make a movie out of truth or dare? Well it turns out that it wasn’t the first! Released in 1986, Truth or Dare, A critical madness, is certainly a mad film. I have no idea how to even get started with this film. I’m tellin ya, it’s like watching this film is like going insane. I guess we’re just gonna have to get started so no stalling!
The film begins with a man walking in on his wife having sex with another man. He drives off to the beach and does some thinking, even considering killing himself, but he chooses not to. Instead, he starts driving, then randomly picks some girl up and they just, go camping. They play a quick game of truth or dare, resulting in our main man cutting his tongue out and slashing up his chest. We also find out that this lady is actually a hallucination, brought on by him going insane due to his wife cheating on him.
We cut to a few months later, after our main guy, who according to imdb is named Mike, gets released from the mental hospital only to go out and kill his now ex-wife’s husband. He then also gets stabbed, then picked back up by the police. Back at the mental hospital, Mike gets a few more hallucinations, then we cut to another few months later. Mike has made a copper mask while in the mental hospital, puts it on, breaks out and goes on a huge murder rampage!
Alright you guys might not believe me, but, plot wise, we’re actually narrowing down on the ending. No really, 3 paragraphs in and we’re already almost out of plot. Here is where we get the main problem with this movie! Scenes can just drag on and on and on and on! Like, the pacing in this film is terrible!
Why does Mike need to break out of the mental house twice!? Just have him break out once, go on a rampage and cut between it and the feared reactions of his ex-wife and her new husband! That could make our victims, you know, at least somewhat relatable and help us connect with these to more, and oh look at that we’re suddenly on the road to making some actual fucking characters for this movie! Oh wait shit I got ahead of myself.
Oh my god guys, this is a new low for characters. There are characters in this movie, but like, they’re characters that shouldn’t exist in this film and are also introduced far too late. The only character we have through most of this film is Mike, our murderer. He’s a textbook psychopath, suffering from hallucinations and shit.
Then, randomly, in like part 3 we get introduced to this goofy fat ass cop who’s always screwing up and his cranky chief, like this is some shit straight out of one of the police academy movies. But not a good one, I mean like police academy 7 mission to Moscow levels of humor. As in not funny at all. Also, predictably, all the acting is terrible.
So, after going on this big rampage and being introduced to our goofy cop and the chief, our wacky cop accidentally murders a man by burning down a shed with the town drunk in it. He gets no comeuppance for this by the way, but I digress. Mike makes his way to his ex-wife’s house, goes into her house to kill her, but somehow the chief got to him first and pretended to be her in the shower and fills Mike with lead!
But double twist! Turns out Mike got there first, killed his wife, then somehow despite being full of bullets also kills the chief. Mike still continues to live, despite being like 20% lead now, and they put him in the mental hospital. Then the film just, stops. The end?
Alright I’m gonna level with you guys for a second, there really wasn’t much to talk about in this film, but by god, I highly recommend this movie with a bunch of drunk friends! We weren’t even intending to review this movie, we just watched it on a whim, but lemme tell you it was a great find! There’s so many little things I don’t want to spoil in this film, as well as me just not being able to fit them into this style of review, and I gotta say they really make this film. Its even free on youtube! So I highly recommend this one!