If you put George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell together, directed by Jodie Foster, you’d be right to be expecting a pretty decent film. And indeed, Money Monster is just that: a pretty decent film. George Clooney is Lee Gates, loudmouth host of ‘Money Monster’, a TV show where he dances and prances around making wild predictions about the markets and advocating his latest stock picks with great arrogance and fanfare. During a live show, viewer Kyle Budwell manages to slip onto the set, quickly turning it into a gun-waving, bomb-vest packing hostage situation.
It Follows certainly borrows from classics in the genre. There is a definite John Carpenter feel to the overall plot and to various scenes, channeling in particular elements from ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Thing’. And of course there is the classic horror-movie lesson that Teen Sex Leads To An Ugly Death.