So, I was expecting a comedy horror. Set up was decent. A bit meandering to get to know the main characters, but then it jumps into the plot. And just sits there. Dull, flat, and lifeless. No real funny bits, so everything comes across as lame. Too bad as it had the idea of a good film.
Reviewed by SineSupremus7 / 10
A surprisingly satisfying slacker horror/comedy
I watched this after having read nothing but negative reviews, so my expectations were low, but: for a relentlessly low-budget film, carried almost entirely by the inspired performance of lead Kandace Kale (an actor with no apparent internet presence besides this single IMDb credit, a Backstage profile, and- barring a case of mistaken identity- possibly a felony arrest on a California police blotter) this was a refreshingly well-crafted movie.
It starts slow. It ends slow. It suffers from Ready Player One syndrome- it's purportedly about teenagers, but teenagers exclusively interested in the cultural output of (approximately) the mid-1970s to mid-1990s. It seems to be crafted largely around sustaining a cast that is mostly attractive young women, a cast which it frustratingly refuses to exploit gratuitously. The plot itself seems like a bit of an oversight. But it's got a steady, enjoyable rhythm that suits its comedic tone well, and the moments that fall flat are outweighed by those that settle into a satisfying, low-key groove.
Reviewed by paul_haakonsen4 / 10
Essentially not all that bad...
I had the opportunity to watch the 2021 movie "Super Hot", and without ever having heard about the movie, of course I sat down to watch it. I mean, the movie's synopsis did sound interesting enough, and like this could be an enjoyable horror comedy.
Initially the movie was listed as being a horror movie, but no, "Super Hot" is actually a horror comedy, albeit not an overly funny one, sadly.
Sure, "Super Hot" is a watchable movie and provided me with adequate enough entertainment. However, the movie's storyline just wasn't particularly outstanding, so it made for a somewhat lukewarm movie experience. But yeah, there was definitely some potential here, and for a low budget movie it wasn't actually all that shabby.
Now, what did work out in "Super Hot" was the character gallery, because they had some wonderfully quirky characters that were just very likeable and also very relatable. And the movie seemed to be made with an abundance of spirit by those involved.
I will say that the lead actress Kandace Kale really carried this movie quite well with her performance as the laid-back slacker nerd girl. And if Kandace Kale continues on in the acting business, she is definitely one that could go on to bigger and more successful things.
Visually then "Super Hot" wasn't great. And yeah, of course with it being a low budget movie, then of course that was to be expected. But hey, for a low budget movie, then "Super Hot" did alright, and it was by no means among the top worst of special effects movies.
While I managed to sit through "Super Hot", I was only mildly entertained. And since the movie's script and storyline was lacking that special ingredient to make it an outstanding and more enjoyable movie, I am rating writer and director Taylor King's 2021 movie "Super Hot" a somewhat less than mediocre four out of ten stars.