Evil (Ondskan) Reviews
After the show, a few audience clapped, including myself.
I can relate very well to the movie. Anyone will. Who wasn't at one point of time a victim of a bully? In school, at our working places etc.
I am not shameful to admit that I was bullied at my working place. Sometimes over small matters but lately these bullies are too much. And I hit back. I wear my vengeance as my badge of honour. It is interesting to see how a growl can actually make them step away from your boundaries.
Ok, personal matters aside. Let's go back to the movie.
For most of the parts, we see the hero being bullied, at home and at school. It keeps me riveted to the story as the extend of the bullying becomes more and more absurd. There is one part the bullies even throw a bucket of faeces into the room of the hero.
We feel for the hero immediately. He cannot fight back as that will guarantee an expulsion from school and that will break his promise to his mother. Yet he is that sort who can hit back at the bullies effortlessly but he has to hold back his anger and his punches.
We know the ending actually. The hero, the underdog, will emerge as the winner in the end. He shows me that there is always a smarter way to hit back at your bullies in a big way. To use violence and force to hit back is going to tell them we are as bad as them.
Expected Rating: B+