Barbarian: Movie Review, Cast, Story, 2022 Release Date Trailer and storyline
Barbarians is another film that chronicles the misfortune of a group of individuals whose house is overrun by devious do-badders. But is it any good? Should you lock your Now TV subscription before someone hacks into your streaming service and adds it to your watchlist?
I’m sorry to say that, but it’s the latter. Barbarians begins promisingly, but in the end, it becomes much like the bulk of previous movies in this genre, with little surprises in store for those who want to see it.
The plot revolves around four friends who gather for a social gathering. It is hosted at the home that Adam (Iwan Rheon) is considering purchasing with his partner Eve (Catalina Sandino Moreno), and the occasion is Adam’s birthday.
Well, I say ‘friendly,’ because despite being friends, Lucas and Adam’s relationship is rocky. Adam is gentle and mild, but Lucas is a brawler and bully. The tension between the two grows as the party heats up, but just as things begin to get exciting for both them and the spectator, the house invaders arrive.
|Releasing Date||August 31, 2022|
|Genre||Horror, Dramas, Thriller|
Critic View on Barbarian:
The horror film cliche of not building housing tracts on the indigenous territory used to be regarded as moderately progressive. It appears condescending nowadays.
In any case, when “Barbarians” begins with a commercial film in which Tom Cullen’s Lucas, an instantly smarmy beardo, pitches a new bucolic community named “Gaeta” (the Gallic term for “gateway”) in rural England, one raises an eyebrow. “And where are they today, the small people of Stonehenge?” one could wonder. It’s at least laudable that “Barbarians,” a horror film that tries to stress you out early-Ben Wheatley style, but directed by Charles Dorfman rather, doesn’t quite go there.
The film’s central topic appears to be: what causes a guy to conduct violent acts? It’s a question the filmmakers attempt to answer by delving into both the character of Lucas and the jumpsuit-clad guys who infiltrate the party. However, in attempting to connect two story lines, the film never quite gels as a coherent whole, making it extremely unsatisfactory to watch in the end.
The film isn’t completely pointless, but it’s nothing like as brilliant or as insightful as it could have been. It could have delved further into man’s penchant for violence with a tighter narrative, but it ultimately just touches the surface.
Iwan Rheon is a superb actor, but despite having done a lot of fantastic television work (Game of Thrones, Misfits), he hasn’t had much impact in the film industry. Barbarians is another flop in his history, but let’s hope he can break into the hallowed halls of Hollywood soon.