It's a Wonderful Knife

audience Reviews

, 72% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Silly, but fun for off holiday slasher.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    This is, in no uncertain terms, the most idiotic thing I've seen in years. I'm not kidding when I say, and believe me this is true, this film is literally founded on the idea that an older rich man building a mall is a tragedy we can never recover from. But yeah basically the entire premise is that a rich guy wants to build a mall so he kills some people to get the money to build it, the girl stops him, and then she regrets it because her bestie died too...but then time travel creates a Bad Universe where she wasn't able to stop him, because building the mall gave him mind control powers (yes seriously) therefore all of civilization has slowly crumbled. So, if this rich guy built this mall, it was going to lead to the Doom of all mankind, so only this girl and her girlfriend could stop it purely because she has a girlfriend, which somehow acts as a catalyst for time travel...yes seriously. The larger implication being that basically the rich guy who's the killer at the beginning and in the Bad Universe, is rich purely because he's evil and evil purely because he's rich, and that in the Good Universe her father becomes a rich guy too but he's good purely because he's her father and in the Bad Universe he's evil purely because he's NOT her father. And if that sounds confusing, it is...but not in the "good" way, not in the twist ending kind of way. No, no, it's confusing in that they're so busy trying to say how "evil" rich people and boomers are that they don't stop for 5 seconds to even wonder why the alleged villain is supposed to be evil. He's given no backstory other than "He's Rich and He's Not Part of Gen Z". That is literally the only explanation we are given for the killings at the beginning of the film and his (I swear to God) psychic abilities in the end. I would say "spoiler warning" but they telegraphed the plot so hard I think the director was screaming in my ear. In all seriousness there were beats in this movie that was so telegraphed it woild be an absolutely shocking twist when they weren't followed through as expected. There's literally nothing that will surprise you, no twists, no turns, if you cannot see what is happening in this film from the opening credits to the end it is because you never seen a film in your life. If you want to see a time travel slasher movie my advice would be go see Totally Killer. Not only is it better written is also better acted and they actually give some depth to the characters and a reason for the villain to be the villain other than just being "evil rich man". Also, ironically, that film actually takes some pot shots at Gen Z. Also, spoilers for Totally Killer, but but the killer in that...he doesn't develop telepathic powers. Like, at all. I guess you lacked a mall. Avoid. Avoid like the plague.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A fun take on the horror genre, maybe not quite to the quality of "Happy Death Day" or "Freaky", but it did a pretty great job with less of a budget.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Trash. Wasted time. Half star for the landscape.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    A pretty terrible re-telling of "It's a Wonderful Life" crossed with elements of Scream and Back to the Future with a dash of over-inclusiveness. A fun premise, but awfully executed.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    It takes the usual Christmas movie staples and just inverts the genre. This creates a very fun dynamic. The plot is fun and entertaining, but it fails to deliver quality characters and good dialogue, often feeling a bit too amateur.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It is ok, with funny moments and some good deaths and a quite interesting Magic of Christmas thing going on!
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    This was stupid. A mix of happy death day, and scream. It says horror comedy, but there was nothing to laugh at. The acting was terrible. The movie is just boring and awful, with everything predictable all the way to the ending.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Karen gets stuck in an alternate reality where she was never born. The killer she defeated a year before is back since she was never born. With Karen's brother dead since she wasn't born to save him. She gets help from the odd girl Bernie she knows that all her friends pick on. The movie kept my attention and there were some good kill scenes. The movie just feels rushed in the end. It some how gets weirder than being like It's A Wonderful Life as well. Spoiler: The end is so rushed that the Karen doesn't even have to explain to Bernie why she loves her now. Bernie conveniently some how remembers everything that happened in an alternate reality.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    🍀 3.0/10 Huh? I don't understand this film I paid five dollars FIVE DOLLARS. The characters are OK but I really just tired like totally killer was pretty good, but this is just not it man. it's rated R and it feels like a PG tone sometimes. And the runtime doesn't give it any favors for it just being so short that it feels like nothing really happens. I don't know I don't like it clearly. the design for the slasher villain it's all right. Grade C-