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Why Critics Hate the ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Movie

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The movie adaptation of Five Nights At Freddy’s, a beloved video game, premiered on Oct. 27 in theaters and on Peacock. Fans loved the movie, including myself, but critics hated it. It got a 29% critically on Rotten Tomatoes, but fans gave it an 88%.

Many fans were quick to ask why the critic rating was so low, and I think I have the answer. First, you need to know the backstory of the movie. The FNAF video game came out in 2014 and quickly grew a huge following with more than six main line games. The movie adaptation was announced way back in 2015. The creator of the game, Scott Cawthon, wanted to make a movie for the fans, so he went through many scripts because he wanted to keep it as close to game as possible.

Critics complained that the movie was bland, boring, and not scary. The reason I think critics hate the movie is because they aren’t able to understand it. In order to be able to enjoy the FNAF movie, you have to be a fan of the games to walk away loving this movie. So, critics who had no basic knowledge of the game’s story wouldn’t understand it. There are so many cameos and things that the fans love, but for someone who has never played the games, they would think it’s very boring. Also, it is listed in the horror genre, and fans know it is more story-driven than scary.

As a true FNAF fan, this movie is worth the watch and does the game justice.

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RJ Brummett is a sophomore, this is his second year in journalism. Brummett enjoys podcasting. Other Interests: Music and movies Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Road Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Animal: Monkeys Favorite Movie or TV Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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    Freddy FazbearNov 16, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I thought it was pretty good to be honest : )

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      TheBetterFNAFFanDec 8, 2023 at 2:29 pm

      Tell ’em, Freddy.

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    GaylaNov 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    I played the game; watched Markiplier play the game, and to me the movie was a little bland, lacked the intensity and the darkness that the games had. It could have been A LOT better. So many things were changed, like William wasn’t Springtrap, ane Vanessa wasn’t his daughter. I feel they tried to make it more “child” friendly. Part two and three needs to step it up. As a fan of this series, it was underwhelming.

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      TheBetterFNAFFanNov 14, 2023 at 9:04 am

      Don’t bring Markiplier into this little opinion, it adds nothing to this. Also, William was Springtrap in the movie, he just changed his name to get the job as a counselor. If you’re talking about him not being rotten yet, then that’s perfectly okay because it hadn’t been 30 years yet for him to be rotten. I do agree that they did make it more “child” friendly and that wasn’t very cash money of them. Vanessa was wack too, I didn’t like how he was her daughter. Though, let’s be real here, it wasn’t underwhelming, you’re being dramatic. If anything was remotely underwhelimg it had to be the fort scene and if anyone tries to say, ‘They’re just kids, of course they’re gonna build forts’, they also ended a bunch of people.

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    KerryNov 6, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    It was boring, whether you’ve played the game or not. Josh H was the wrong person to cast.

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