Yet again this title was recommended to me and yet again I’ve completely forgotten who recommended it (I get a lot of emails from this website!).
So sorry about that if you’re reading this – just contact me directly or leave a comment in the section below and I’ll give you a shout out!
Anyway, let’s get back to RWD…
Hmmm this is a tough one! If I go over the plot in a typical way I’ll sort of kill off the only real twist in the movie…
So it’s back to stealing the plot line off IMDb (if they ever find out how often I’ve done this they’ll have my head on a pole…).
Two men went searching for ghosts, but they found themselves instead…
Short and sweet but that’s actually all they have up on IMDb – thanks to a member named Twenty Eighteen Seventy-Six.
Beavis & Butt-head
Okay I’m not going to beat around the bush here – this film had a pretty awesome plot behind it that SHOULD of worked out well in the Found Footage genre…
But it didn’t…at all.
Why, oh why, oh why did the filmmakers decide to portray themselves as two of the biggest wankers ever seen on the big (or relatively small) screen?
For those of you too young to remember (god I feel old!), here is a picture of Adam Hartley and Matt Stuertz…
No, of course they don’t look like that…but for some unknown reason their on-screen characters act like the famous masturbating freaks!
Their plot is actually unique, exciting, and at some points a joy to watch…
Their choice of character development is absolute sh#t!
I get the feeling that Hartley and Stuertz have been told at some point in their lives that they are funny…maybe by their parents?
Anyway – whoever told them this deserves to be shot!
I think that the REAL shame about RWD is that it knows it is full of holes…right from the start. On top of this – these holes would have easily been plugged up by some half-decent actors who knew how to carry a (strong) plot!
The movie’s main strength lies in it’s third act…but the first two acts are so painful…I really don’t know how many watchers are going to end up at the third act!
This is a big shame as the climax has some truly astonishing scenes which were really well played out, even with a limited budget.
I think another downfall is that I really didn’t give a f##k what happened to Hartley and Stuertz’s characters.
When the real danger broke in I was all up for watching them get shot to shit…this is obviously NOT what they were aiming for!
It’s really important to remember that this movie was filmed, written, edited, and shot by two people. Who also acted in it.
It’s also important to remember that I can be a right git at times when it comes to reviewing films.
So, with that in mind, please give this film a go if you have the time…
This film had some EXCELLENT scenes in it (and I mean ‘excellent’ because I used capitals to write it!) but it was seriously let down by the egos of the two main characters…
…But they were probably doing their best with the tools god gave ’em! 🙂