I would compare FINAL GIRLS to THE LAST ACTION HERO but that might infer some negative connotations to the film. I can't deny that FINAL GIRLS does have a similar concept of people getting trapped in a movie through the magic of cinema. Instead of getting stuck in JACK SLATER part IV starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, our protagonists find themselves in a slasher flick from the 80's titled CAMP BLOODBATH having to battle a Jason Vorhees type slasher named Billy Murphy. Both are highly imaginative but LAST ACTION falters by being too zany with the concept adding an out of place cartoon cat that is a detective and having that annoying kid from PREHYSTERIA as the lead actor. FINAL GIRLS does a better job with the concept. It manages to stay on the line between between horror and comedy to deliver a sincere heartfelt drama that is surprisingly effective.
Max (The exceptional Taissa Farmiga!) loses her mom (The also exceptional Malin Akerman!) in a car wreck at the beginning of FINAL GIRLS. Her mom was an actress who played one of the doomed counselors in the cult classic CAMP BLOODBATH. Max is talked into going to see her mom's film playing at a nearby movie theater. When a fire breaks out in the theater Max and her friends escape through the movie screen and find themselves in the actual movie. Trapped Max and her friends try to work with the fictional characters to fight off Billy the invincible slasher who gave the camp its notorious name of CAMP BLOODBATH. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS...
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