Found this interesting offering about three weeks ago on one of the many Putlocker rip-off sites floating about there at the moment.
Actually went to watch it again last night only to find out that the site was now nothing more than a 404 redirect ( well that’s what you get for running an illegal film streaming site I guess! ).
The IMDb ratings were pretty good but they were averaged off only 54 users – how many of these are relatives of the cast is anyone’s guess?
Anyway, it was new, I hadn’t heard anything about it and it was Found Footage – I needed to find out more…
The film follows David and Rachel as they document their cross-country move. For some strange reason David believes that this journey is the perfect time to surprise Rachel with a proposal?
During the ‘will he, won’t he?’ shoots, David starts to pick up some pretty strange footage of a shadowy character.
Are they being followed?
I’ll lay all my cards on the table here and say right from the off that this film relied heavily on a rather major twist ( I’m not going to tell you what it is obviously! ).
For the most part it was a pretty well put together effort but there was nothing really ground breaking about it.
A lot of big budget Hollywood movies rely on twists to get asses on the seats in cinemas – it seems like director M.J. Anderson and writer Casey Campbell have felt no problem in implementing this ‘twist’ scenario into a Found Footage title.
It’s a pretty brave move, but it’s a move that just about works out for them!
There are going to be two types of critics who watch this film – the one who finds the the film full of uneven dialogue that keeps building and building but goes absolutely nowhere…
And the Found Footage fan who really doesn’t mind this type of banana skin and watches the movie for what it is!
I’m the second one ( obviously! ).
The film desperately tries to use the ‘oh my god’ shock-twist factor and I’m still not entirely sure it gets away with it. But I still kinda enjoyed it!
I think it’s probably got to the point where I find about 99% of Found Footage films enjoyable…and that’s not necessarily a good thing!
Maybe I enjoyed this film because it was a new Found Footage film and I was excited when I hit the play button?
Maybe I’m getting too drawn into the horror genre that I love so much?
But I enjoyed it…many others out there probably won’t!
I found the actors more than competent without being too memorable, the cinematography was up to scratch and ambitious twist effort ‘nearly’ satisfying.
I’m not sure how many of you are going to agree with me on this one but the 83 minutes on offer seemed adequate enough to satisfy my FF addiction.
Worth watching…but only if you are a Found Footage fan!
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