Scene of the Week: The Guest
What happens when a scientifically modified killing machine is finally tracked down by the agency responsible for his condition and he just so happens to have been on Downton Abbey? The answer is we’re treated to a bloody good gun fight where all semblance of chivalry and gentlemanly behavior is replaced with gunshots to the brain and an unhealthy dose of death from our bad boy towards his very creators.
If you haven’t yet watched Adam Wingard’s The Guest then all I have to say is “You’re Next”. You get it? That was a bad pun because Wingard also directed the horror flick You’re Next and while I’m ashamed that I wrote that, I’m not ashamed to be recommending that you watch The Guest at your earliest convenience. Lucky for you, it has recently appeared on Netflix and whether you’re into well-crafted action scenes, excellently-paced thrillers with a horror concept, or your wife remembers star Dan Stevens from the British drama Downton Abbey, you should most certainly find the time to check out this graphic and gloriously gratifying film which makes it okay to root for the bad guy.