- first story okish 2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM by surfisfun
2nd and 3rd on FF stop n go. specially 3rd one.ultra low budget .small cast..still, first story main actor well cast/directed.
- This isn't one movie by one filmmaker, so... 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM by TopDawgCritic
...I'm assuming it's a bunch of filmmaker friends who tasked each other with coming up with a short film - four of them, and all leading to a main theme; survival in an apocalyptic world. Each of these short films were clearly filmed on a shoestring budget. I will also be using the word "monster" as to not give away any spoilers.
Sadly, I'm not sure who was responsible for which short (too bad, I'd like to shout-out mad props to the "winner"), so I will comment on each in the order they are played out, rate and review them individually, and the average score will be this title's rating.
#1: This was impressively shot with perfect cinematography and excellent directing. All camera shots and choice of colors were exceptional. The score was perfect, as were the visuals and landscapes. The actors (that I've never seen or heard of) were convincing and performed like pros. The story, as basic and simplistic as it was, keeps you in a constant state of suspense. The monster was by far creepy and eerie than the other shorts - no close second place. Honestly, whoever came up with this wining little gem, needs to break free from the pact and submit their short for awards consideration. There's nothing to critique, and nothing I'd suggest be done better. It's a perfect 10/10
#2 and #3: The second and third shorts were very amateurish and very poorly acted and directed. They dragged on with very little suspense and horrible dialogue. The screenplay reminded me of a high school drama class project... gone bad. I could barely understand what the little girl was saying. Any S/VFX were lame, just like the kids-toy sound effects. The "monsters" were a joke. This was really a drag, and once the lame dialogue became unbearable, I pretty much FFWD the entire short. The third one seemed like a second attempt at redemption, but it was slightly better than the first - only due to having a little more storyline in it. The acting was just as horrible in using the same two leads. So #3 is a 2/10, and #4 is a 3/10.
#4: The fourth one was different than the prior three, with no "monsters" but had a somewhat convoluted story with overbearing performances by both Jeremy Dash as the crazy quiet dude, and Manni L. Perez as the constant "why so angry" character. It felt dragged out, pointless and convoluted with major plot and technical issues. The visuals and sets seemed to have come from someone's garage. That one felt like a better high school drama class project, probably due to having some B-rate actors - the only recognizable of all four shorts. Nevertheless, it's a generous 5/10.
Sooo, the average score for all four is 20/40, or 5/10. If you want any enjoyment, just watch the first one. If you're really bored, skip #2 and #3 and try out #4
- Unexpectedly surprised 2/22/2021 12:00:00 AM by dmichaels-17086
I watched this not expecting too much...Thought i would zone out at best and be put to sleep. To my surprise I found the 3 stories quite interesting..In particular the one with the older guy and the younger guy thrown together by circumstance. I don't want to give any spoilers, so I wont, but it is well crafted and tense throughout and the main character really does a great job of carrying it, thumbs up to the casting department. The locations are fantastic and the camera work and direction are top class. Special mention also for the score which was well balanced and complimented every scene perfectly. Hard to believe that this one was low budget.
- part one started off good. 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM by jethrob-93237
I'm only giving this 5 out of 10 because of part 1. it was a good short film on it's own. the other two parts were just nonsense.
i was upset when part 1 came to a sudden end, could have done a lot more and it would probably have made it into a good 6-7/10 film.
- Small budget does not explain.. 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM by yovadep
..bad story, bad screenplay or bad acting. It is not worth to waste your time.