The Guest (2014) Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser Movie Review

The Guest (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Dan Stevens in The Guest (2014)

A Stranger Calls

Ever since her eldest son was killed in action Laura Peterson (Sheila Kelley) along with the rest of the family have been living under the shadow of his death. So when the polite David (Dan Stevens) shows up at their house saying he served with their son and promised him before he died to pay them a visit Laura can't be any more welcoming as she invites David to stay with them. But following David's arrival a series of deaths start to occur and Laura's daughter Anna (Maika Monroe) becomes suspicious of who he is.

When it comes to "The Guest" the question should be who is David and are his motives good or bad, but the question ends up being doing we give a rat's ass and the answer is no. Well for me the answer was "no" and that made "The Guest" a movie of the obviousness as we watch David enter the lives of the Petersons and takes it upon himself to kick some butt. As such he beats up some High School kids picking on the youngest Peterson kid, he quickly scares of some others at a party and I could go on with the expected scene where he emerges from the bathroom in a towel so that the Anna ends up blushing and going gooey. But whilst all this is happening I still wasn't bothered as to who he was and why he was doing what he was doing.

Of course we eventually get some answers as to who David is, not before we have had some more action, and it has to be said that what we get is a mix of the obvious and the far fetched. Now for those who have enjoyed "The Guest" up until now will probably find this side just as entertaining as it seems David was part of a special military project and he has gone rogue. I won't go in to any more detail but for me it was not only extremely predictable but as non interesting as the first part of the movie.

What this all boils down to is that "The Guest" might entertain a young audience who will enjoy the nice looking cast and the simple action but for me it felt like I had seen it all before and this had nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.