October 28, 2016

Movie Review: The Thinning

The Thinning original release date is on 12th October 2016, which was like a few weeks ago. 

I know I'm a bit late to make a movie review about it, but I'm pretty sure most of Malaysian did not watch this movie yet.

First, because this movie didn't screen in Malaysia cinemas.
Second, I think they did not put on YouTube Red account yet.
Third, not a YouTube-holic.
Fourth, not a fan of any social media personality/actor/actress/viners etc.

Well, how do I found this movie actually? Accidentally browsing my favourite online movie site for relaxation purposes. After a hectic day at work.

You know what, sometimes unplanned things give the most pleasant results, a great example was this movie, The Thinning.

Without dragging a long explanation about unrelated toward this movies, let's dig in with the synopsis.


"The Thinning" takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down  - Legendary Digital Media.

Sources: ComingSoon.net

My dad always said that, if the movie was good, you have to get to know the director name right away. 

So yes, nowadays right after every movie that I enjoyed watching it, I always look out for it during their end credit -- and for this movie, it was directed by Micheal J. Gallagher.

The Thinning start with a very nerve wrecking and exciting feeling for me.
In terms of sound and all, it suits the genre, which is Sci-Fi/Horror.
At the early stage, I couldn't catch up and know what this movie is all about. 
My bad because didn't read up the synopsis before head (silly me).
So I paused the movie for few minutes and start to read it.

The storyline is actually you can expect how it will be.
But, what I like about this movie is they made a story about a country that eliminates people just by failing an examination.

In short, genius students live and the average were killed or etc.

Besides that, they showed that system can be manipulated, just we can't see it.
Other than that, what I can see in this movie is that power is much more important than your family and it showed that how selfish human being can be.

After watching the movie, I assumed that people will think that: 
a) They are against the government, or
b) Reconstructed the system.

But the system needs to be changed because how they work it out is not that fair.

I, myself believe that education is important, but not until you have to do all the things that happened in the movie.

So yeah, that is briefly of my thought about the movie intentions, to tell the audience.

Obviously, I can't compare this movie with Hunger Games, Maze Runner or Insurgent.
They might have a similar in terms of concept, but that's all. I'm pretty sure that these three movies were made for three different reasons and platform.

The cinematography was very good, I really want to know their budget on the production because it looks like a movie that was made for a blockbuster movie.

Last but not least, this movie starts strong and it ends as strong too.
Thus, I'm pretty sure and hopefully, they are going to make a continue about it. 

And yeah honestly, I was surprised by Logan Paul acting because as we all might know, he is a funny person and always posted the funny video on his vines. Thumbs up Logan!


I usually write a review without providing a rating, that is just my style of writing and I will try to stick with it. But, if you really want to know the rate, please read below: 

Review Rate From Various Sources:
imdb : 7.4/10, click here.
rotten tomatoes: 4.4/5, click here.

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1 comment

  1. The ending made me feel a little when they were released and then i saw they weren't and logan seeing his girlfriend I was like WHAT OMG! then it ended, i hope they make a The Thinning 2