A Chair and a Table in a Dark Room
A Chair and a Table in a Dark Room
Georgi Kalaydzhiev



As a Five Nights at Freddy’s fan, this movie was awesome. Even as someone who loves to watch bad movies, this movie was awesome. But from a film standpoint, the movie is a different story.


Can anyone tell me why it took eight years to write the driest script I have ever seen?


I’m serious. The dialogue was so dry and uninteresting that I found myself bored when there wasn’t direct action. The plot around the main character and his sister just wasn’t important to me. In fact, that whole plot could have been in any movie and it would have had the same effect.


And yeah, I’m gonna complain about the blanket fort thing. I don’t care if you think it’s cute because they’re children. The only times within the canonical games that animatronics have been nice to children has been when the Puppet was helping the children and when Glamrock Freddy was helping Gregory. However, those were stand out times because, either the children were already dead, or someone’s circuitry was on the fritz.


Also, with the script there were numerous characters that didn’t provide squat to move the plot along or show anything that the audience didn’t know before. And when the characters were making nods to the games with specific lines, it was so obvious it HURT.


I am done with this movie. Yes, there were good things about it. The animatronic design was polished. The set was fine. The music was awesome. But there is a glaring and terrible issue with this movie that can no longer be fixed. Unless they plan to overhaul what they made this time in the next movie, I don’t think I’ll ever be happy.


THIS MOVIE WAS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED OF THE YEAR. I have had this review planned since last April. And all I have about this movie it that it was a major disappointment. I don’t care if you call me a fake fan, I was ready to have the time of my life at a silly horror movie on a Sunday evening and all I have is RAGE.


I want this movie to be good. I want this movie to be good. I want it so bad to be a good movie. We’re coming into a renaissance of video game movies. Each is striving to be better than the last. Except for this one. I’m normally all for the original creators of a franchise to be in charge of the film adaptation, but I think we shouldn’t have let a game developer have control here.


Also, if I ever see MatPat in a movie again, I’m walking out. He is not welcome in the house of cinema.

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Ollie Warren is a senior writing and publishing major. They write the Flip Feature column, review Lincoln Park shows, and work as the managing editor of The SIREN. They love to watch movies, swim, and learn about history and science. After high school, they plan to go to college and get a degree in History Ed.

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