The Final Project full movie review - Giving this Final Project a C minus
But an A for effort to the filmmakers.
The Final Project seems to go one level down in the found footage category in order to make it seem more realistic. The low quality of the film work makes it seem like this is footage recovered from the sister of one of the survivors that shows the events of a group of amateur film students, documenting a hunted plantation. Nice work there.
The movie really suffers from the low quality of acting. Some of it did not feel natural at all, it felt force, like I knew they were acting and none of this actually happen.
The bad acting would not be much of a problem if the haunting happen a lot sooner. They took a long time to set up the characters, and the time in which they explored the house for a ghost was small in comparison. These kids are not interesting enough for the horror part of the horror movie to go by so quick.
It's also pretty lame that in a found footage movie, filmmakers did not use everything they had access to. There was a point in the film when all the students had GoPros strapped to their heads, yet none of that footage got found along with the rest. Maybe the low-budget indi film did not have money for that?
Plus, and possibly most importantly, I was not scared or freaked out at all by anything going on on the screen. The quarterback makes a good toss, but the ball gets fumbled.
Yeah, I respect the filmmakers for what they tried to do in the Found footage genre using the bare minimum to make it real, but I think the cast of characters could have used a few more practice runs before making the Final Project.