Rim of the World – Netflix (no spoilers!)

I recently watched Rim of the World (Rotten Tomatoes, 48% audience score) because I’m always months and months behind everyone else. Yes, that means next year I’ll watch “Tiger King.” Just get over the fact that this little blog post is going up a year after the movie debuted on Netflix and let’s move right along 🙂

PS. In my defense, I haven’t had Netflix for about a year. I’ve been a Hulu subscriber and watching wholesome stuff like this.

Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it before:

My summary of this film in one word: “ewwww,” pretty much solely based on the overuse of inappropriate language like cursing and sex jokes. It’s as if the script was written by an adult and hey, it was! Zack Stentz swings and misses with this one, sorry “bro.” For reference to what I mean about the language, I always go back to Michelle on Full House. No real kid talks like she did on that show. She was clearly performing lines written by adults. 

The idea for the story was interesting enough. Hey, I love a good adventure film! To it’s credit, there were a few funny lines and moments, too, especially throwing out a bottle of aged wine because it’s not new enough. That was very much what a kid would say and do. But it was simply too much of the sex jokes, and other behavior associated more with how adults behave rather than kids. Although there IS such a thing as TikTok… so maybe kids know a whole lot more than when I was a tiny teen??

Going back to the first 15 or 20 minutes of the film, kids show up at a summer camp and that’s all well and good, but no parent would let their kid stay at a camp where the counselors are cursing, making out, or just plain creepy… and that was just during the “parent drop-off” on day 1 of camp! To say this particular part of the movie is not at all believable needs to be taken with a grain of salt because it’s a movie, I get it, but they should’ve have made the camp more realistic to set up how “out of this world” the rest of the story was.

Basically, it lost me at “hello.”

If you have a free night and need a movie that won’t feel like a waste of time… this movie is NOT for you. I don’t recommend it, especially for kids. Just watch a few inappropriate TikTok videos and you get the gist of this movie. You’d be way more satisfied watching Feel the Beat, which is also on Netflix and will have you laughing, cheering… without all the adult language and themes.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

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