- Five nights at Freddy’s is receiving terrible reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes receiving a 25% rating, suggesting that only fans of the game will appreciate it.
- Despite the negative reviews, the film is expected to gross $50 million in its opening weekend, possibly due to its release during the Halloween season.
- Some critics praised the film for capturing the essence of the game’s whimsical horror, providing enough scares for horror fans while still being entertaining for general audiences.
The scariest thing about it Five nights at Freddy’s could be its Rotten Tomatoes score. Director Emma Tammi’s horror film officially opened at the box office on Thursday. As a result, more and more reviews are trickling in – and they are horrible. At the time of this writing Five nights at Freddy’s has a 25% rating on Tomatometer. Adam Graham of the Detroit News writes:
Only fans who come to hear the game’s catchphrases and callbacks will feel seen, everyone else is better off heading to the bar at their local Chuck E. Cheese.
Five nights at Freddy’s The film is expected to make an impressive $50 million in its opening weekend, even with a daily release on Peacock. Tammi’s film officially opens on Friday, October 27th, and fans can also stream or binge-watch the video game-based film online. Judging by the initial reviews, of which there are currently only 68 on RT, many might opt for the cheaper option for home use. IGN’s AA Dowd writes:
“Five Nights at Freddy’s expands on the game’s simple, original premise with a wealth of character melodrama, and makes the bizarre assumption that the loyal fanbase wants a lot of irrelevant plot surrounding fun-center horror.”
Wendy Lane Szany from The Movie Couple adds:
Fans of the game will love this film. It is rich in lore and contains many Easter eggs. Aside from a few jump scares, it’s not very scary. The game is much scarier. Would have liked to see more of Freddy and Co.
It’s not all bad news for Five Nights at Freddy’s
Josh Hutcherson from The hunger Games Fame plays the protagonist Mike Schmidt – no, not the Phillies infielder – in Five nights at Freddy’s. Based on the horror video game series of the same name created by Scott Cawthon, director Emma Tammi’s big-screen adaptation is on the rise. And at this point, critics at Rotten Tomatoes continue to shower the film with scathing reviews. Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press writes:
The PG-13 film Five Nights at Freddy’s is caught between PG and R, lost at the intersection of unintentional comedy and horror. It has to rank as one of the worst films of any genre this year.
Natalia Winkelman of The New York Times says:
You might laugh, but it’s hard to tell if the film is laughing with you.
Five nights at Freddy’s Fans are divided in their assessment of the Silver Screen version of the video game. But the film has the luxury of opening in the climate of the scariest season of the year, which continues to provide spooky cinema. Five nights at Freddy’s will join people like Saw X And The Exorcist: Believer on opening weekend. And it’s not all bad news from the critics either. Jordy Sirkin of Jordy Reviews states:
Perfectly captures the menacing yet endearing animatronics, with the same whimsical horror that fans enjoyed with M3GAN. Less scary, but full of fun.
And Grace Randolph from Beyond the Trailer probably gave in Five nights at Freddy’s the best review of all. Randolph says:
A fun treat for Halloween weekend, plus this PG-13 film is fun for almost everyone! Enough scares to satisfy horror fans, but not so many that general audiences can’t enjoy the story, which is well done. Nice breakthrough film for director Emma Tammi.
Five nights at Freddy’s is in theaters now and the horror film will be released on Peacock on Friday, October 27th.