(This review may contain spoilers).
Given how important technology is to people nowadays, I thought this film looked like it might be quite an interesting one to watch. While there was a bit of detail about the characters beforehand, I did feel that not all of the characters who died were developed as well as they could have been.
There were quite a few jump scares, but I found some of the imagery to be really amazingly done… especially with the animations Marina did about her dreams. Not so much with the creepy images further down on her profile.
I did feel a lot of sympathy for Marina’s character the more I learned about her history and personality. While it was good to see Laura did try to befriend her, I felt that she didn’t really come across as nearly as sympathetic as Marina did.
There were some particularly creepy aspects in this movie… especially with the wasps that kept appearing. There were some things that were explained during the course of the movie and it was good to have some answers to the questions I had.
There were also quite a few gory scenes in this. It was interesting to see the problems Laura had with the videos being uploaded through her account. I thought it was good to see how the characters were attached to their phones/Facebook… but it was very scary that they couldn’t delete their accounts or unfriend Marina.
I wasn’t especially keen on the love triangle. I felt it detracted from the characters… and it would have been good to see less of the romance and more focus on the friendships. I wasn’t sure what kind of family situations the other characters had.
There were some good elements of anticipation in this movie and I did think that the actors who played Laura and Marina did good jobs. I wouldn’t watch this film again… but although it does contain potentially triggering material, there’s good use made of visual effects and it did get very jumpy at times.