Plot: A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won’t be so easy to get through. Pretty soon he will unveil what actually happened at Freddy’s.
Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Five Nights at Freddy’s starts when Mike (Hutcherson) continues to search for a job to support his younger sister Abby (Rubio). His latest offering is working as night security at Freddy Fazbear’s. The abandoned restaurant has a haunting past which local cop Vanessa (Lail) informs him of.
However, Mike’s past continues to haunt him and he finds himself in a difficult position. He is forced to take Abby with him to work, leading him to learn the truth about the animatronics living in the restaurant.
Verdict onFive Nights at Freddy’s
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror mystery based on the popular video game of the same name. Here, we follow a new night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s who gets to meet the remaining guests. However, he starts to learn more about them, leading to a series of spooky events.
As someone who has never played the games, I didn’t think there was much of a story involved in the games in the first place. This is a story about the security guard created which shows them in the light of someone who has struggled with a childhood incident. It does a good job showing the balance in his new and old life. However, we came here for the animatronics, right? The design of the animatronics is wonderful, they look and move like the game. There are scary moments which entertain in a horror sense. However, the story struggles to connect the two worlds and ends up feeling like something we saw last year. For a horror, we can enjoy the movie but Willy’s Wonderland is much crazier to enjoy.
Final Thoughts – Five Nights at Freddy’s is an entertaining horror with excellent animatronic creations.