June 24, 2024

Sting 2024 Movie Review

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Sting 2024 Movie Review

I watched Sting early as part of AMC’s Screen Unseen. I knew absolutely nothing about the movie. But I’m someone who loves creature features and watches most theatrically-released horror flicks. I also love spiders. Spider-man is my favorite superhero. I’ve seen nearly every (mostly terrible) spider-related movie (Eight Legged Freaks, Arachnophobia, Big Ass Spider!, etc). The spider gremlin is the coolest one of the Gremlins series.

The reason I say all this is to illustrate that it should’ve been easy for me to like this. Even if it wasn’t “good,” I would have been fine with something entertaining and fun. But every aspect of this movie is underwhelming.

This includes the cast, the performances and the characters (aside from the daughter). The dialogue is weak. The comedy isn’t funny enough. The scares aren’t scary enough. It’s more boring than fun.

But the worst is the lack of spider. I estimate 30 seconds of total screen time. I’m not exaggerating. And I understand the concept of keeping the creature hidden to add suspense. But 30 seconds just isn’t enough. And I’m confident this has to do with budgetary limitations. But that excuse won’t stop creature feature fans from feeling entirely unsatisfied.

Sting 2024 Movie Review