Ghosted: Movie Review

Ghosted Movie Review: Better to be Ghosted

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The first thought that came to our minds when the credits rolled was how unnecessarily long "Ghosted" was. And without Evan's and de Armas' charm, this film would have completely sucked. This film was a mish-mash on uninspired ideas and genre tropes that never really gelled together to a cohesive whole. 

Farm boy Cole (Chris Evans) falls head over heels for the enigmatic and mysterious Sadie (Ana de Armas). But after their first date, Sadie fails to reach out. Cole cannot accept that he might have been ghosted and when he leaves his asthma inhaler in Sadie's pouch with an airtag by chance he decides to go to Sadie for a surprise visit. But as soon as he arrives, Cole is in for a shock as he finds out the real nature of Sadie. 

We already set our expectations low coming in "Ghosted". It doesn't take a scientist to know that this is the kind of film you shouldn't expect big things from. But even with our bar already low, we couldn't help but still feel disappointed. At least there's the undeniable talent and charm of its leads. The screen instantly brightens up when Evans or de Armas is around but even that had some setbacks. As much as the film implied that they had "sexual tension", this could be farther from the truth and in fact, the chemistry between both leads were critically missing. We also won't deny that Chris Evans is too old for his character and definitely where star power trumped logic. Speaking of logic, don't get your hopes up as the film's writing was just plain dull, slow, and brainless - it didn't justify its long running time for sure. And just like that, "Ghosted" should be ghosted in an instant and a complete waste of time.

Rating: 1 and a half reels

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