Review Of We Need to do Something
Robert tries to open the bathroom door after a blinding brilliant light and strong noise outside. However, only to find it blocked by a tree that fell into their house. However, they are entrapped. Being locked in a toilet with your family and no food or supplies is terrible enough, but things grow much worse when it is revealed that something other than poor weather is taking place outside this limited location. It begins with a talking demon dog, voiced by none other than Ozzy Osbourne, to give you an idea of the genuinely Satanic circumstances in which this family finds itself. And the anxiety abides exacerbated not only by their lack of knowledge of what is going on outside their house—which feels very 2020—but also by the fact that Robert is a pretty poor excuse for a father and a man. Oh, and there’s a snake.
Horror is often a predictable genre, but O’Grady and Booth frequently manage to turn left when you anticipate this film to move right. They also incorporate a darkly humorous undercurrent into their tone. Regardless of how well its constrained POV works, some will find “We Need to Do Something” to be a touch underwhelming, and the flashbacks that provide some specifics about how these folks got here didn’t work for me. O’Grady, on the other hand, truly nails it, concluding his film in a way that makes it feel even more like a great Fall 2021 film. So much of the globe expected things to return to normal in the spring and summer, only to be met with new rules and safeguards.