Better Watch Out: an…okay…Christmas horror film (spoilers)

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Ed Oxenbould, Ashley DeJonge, and Levi Miller in Better Watch Out (Well Go USA)

Eh. Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out tried hard.  It really did.  It’s not bad at all, but it comes up short as the “instant holiday classic home-invasion movie” that I’ve seen it being described as.  What I would describe as a slightly-better-than-mediocre cross between Home Alone and Funny Games,  Better Watch Out is a story about two douchebag preteen boys (Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould) who are trying to get the weirdo, precocious boy of the pair Luke (Levi Miller) hooked up with their cute babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) that is a few years older than them- (why do middle school-aged boys need a babysitter to begin with?)– when they begin to suspect they are being targeted by home invaders…or so they think (*insert eyeroll emoji*).

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