Director: Erwan Marinopoulos
Writer: Jean-Christophe Establet, Oliver Maltman, Erwan Marinopoulos (Screenplay)
Starring: Martyn Ford, Meena Rayann, Eugene Simon, Bronson Webb, Dimitri Leonidas
Plot: Within 24 hours, three people have been murdered in London, all by the name of Ben Lyk. Scotland Yard decides to gather together all the other Ben Lyks located in London until they can figure out who’s after them and why.
Runtime: 1 Hour 17 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Kill Ben Lyk starts when a man named Ben Lyk is killed, Youtuber Ben Lyk (Simon) gets paranoid before learning that another man called Ben Lyk has been killed. The police round up the Ben Lyk’s from London hoping to keep them safe from the hitman, leading to the battle between the different Ben Lyks to survive.
As the different Ben Lyk have the tension between them rise, the number of bodies start piling up and the motivation becomes clear.
Thoughts on Kill Ben Lyk
Thoughts – Kill Ben Lyk follows a killer hunting down everyone named the same, Ben Lyk, which on paper could well be a very interesting idea. Sadly, we follow one of the most annoying characters of all time, an annoying Youtuber that is always be looking for something new to fill, trying to become famous for doing nothing. He mostly becomes the main character, which makes things even more annoying. We have plenty of attempts of comedy, which usually return to the same missed joke, usually being girl Ben tricking him into her innocent idea. This is one of the most frustrating films I have seen, with such a unique idea, with such an annoying leading character and bad jokes.
Final Thoughts – Kill Ben Lyk is a comedy that misses on nearly ever attempt, leaving us feeling flat about an interesting idea.