Mike Pereira, who has been covering TIFF’s Midnight Madness for ten years now (he reviewed Haute Tension for us back in 2003), has returned with his first review out of the ongoing Canadian festival, and it’s unfortunately off to a weak start.
Thursday night was the world premiere of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s hotly anticipated All Cheerleaders Die, about a rebel girl whom signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, when a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.
Pereira has a good time watching the film, but ultimately had a lot of issues with it. “For every deliciously wacky, enjoyable beat, the all too apparent uneven pacing jolted me right out of the picture,” he states in his review, “and that pretty much happens from scene to scene.
“As a whole, All Cheerleaders Die just doesn’t work but I can’t deny the fun I was having whenever I was on the same page,” he continues. “This makes the final product all the more frustrating. I so wanted to let its flaws not affect my final judgement. I can safely say I wasn’t ever bored so that says something.”
Click either link above for the entire review.