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REVIEW: The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Review of the Five Nights at Freddy’s [FNAF] movie
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After a long awaited eight to ten years, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie came out on Oct. 27. Many fans had mixed reviews over the film, some liked it, some did not. As a Five Nights at Freddy’s [FNAF] fan myself, I had to say I didn’t love it, but I did not hate it.

Many fans thought there wasn’t enough of the Fnaf lore placed in the movie. Although I agree, I would also say that the person who made the film was the actual creator of the series as a whole, which means most of the lore in the fan base is created by fans.

My main problem with the movie was that there was not much narrative. This is related to fans’ problems with the movie not having enough lore which is sort of true, however there were many times when the creator should have dived deeper into a plotline/background that would enhance the story by making it more interesting and clear. An example is animatronics. They are shown as children, but there are not any clear explanations as to why they are children or how they became animatronics, which is very important in the entire series of Five Nights at Freddys.

The movie may have had many flaws, but I loved every second of it. One thing that I particularly loved about the movie was the fact that they made the animatronics less of the bad guys, and more like pawn pieces in a chess game with William Afton being the king. Scott Cawthon, the creator of the film, definitely reminded us that they are just kids trying to find a home.

Overall, this movie was still a good concept, a little corny and unclear, but it definitely had the potential to draw in younger fans which would cause the first movie to make more money, allowing a bigger budget for the next two movies. Going back to the story, I felt that it was very cool watching ideas I saw in games come to live in movies. I’d give it a 7/10.

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Emi is a sophomore and a second year reporter on the FS Journalism staff! She's active in three school sports during the school year and likes to bake.
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