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I have been a fan of the VHS movies, they redeem what found-footage is made for. However, V/H/S: Viral is a downside to the franchise and that is why. Firstly, the major storyline is not clear, in the first VHS movie, it is a mob finding tapes, VHS2 it is investigators finding tapes, neat and tidy. But here, it is just not clear it makes it messy. There are two skits in specific that are really good, with a fun premise, but they are for the most of it dull, Dante the Great was really good, it could turn into a feature film.
However, even with the 20 give or take minute runtime, it feels slow and dull yet interesting and frightening. This threequal has more shakiness, it is obviously not action it is gimmick which very disappointing compared to its predecessors. Overall, you can easily skip this movie, it is a disappointment, watch the first two and skip the third. Hope this was informative.
First of all, the decision to use English and not just subtitle the film (if they were releasing it internationally) was truly horrible. None of the actors can speak coherent English. Everyone swallowed their lines and had difficulty speaking proper English. That said, even if this was, at the minimum, understandable, it still wouldn't forgive the scattered mess that was this movie's plot.
Being 17 year-olds and amateurs does not excuse the horribleness of this film. You can be young and inexperienced and still make a great film. You just have to be a good storyteller.
This film lacked any sense whatsoever. Compounded with the bad storytelling, bad acting, bad directing, bad writing, and overall bad everything makes this movie an excrement that should never have even been released - except as a class project. And even then, should have been given a D. D for Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest.
The film keeps a strong pace and the storyline and acting is excellent. Edge of your seat stuff. Worth watching more than once. Cannot fault the film anywhere. The maze was stunning and nothing looked out of place. The story captures you from the start and does not let go. Absolutely no boring parts.
The special effects did not detract from the storyline and the story itself is substantial enough to keep you guessing. Just wanted to watch more. Where it differs from other films in the genre is simply good story writing that is not one dimensional as most films tend to be dumbed down. Not simplistic but not complicated either. Everyone got it right with this one and it was a joy to watch.
For someone who knows a bit the true story on which it is based, the movie absolutely puts no new perspective on the facts themselves or the members of the Bling Ring. The script consists of an extremely redundant succession of burglaries, punctuated by a few excerpts from interviews which unsubtly try to explain the motivations of those teenagers.
The plot lacks substance, there is almost no dramatic tension, and even the atmosphere, one of Coppola's work's most appealing aspect, has here trouble establishing itself and carrying away the viewer. The movie gets boring quite quickly and after an hour, it seems two have passed. In the end, it is not sure that this story deserved a feature.
This film tackles the subjects of loss, personal struggle and transformation in such a smart, artful, sensitive, and visually stunning way that I was completely transported. It is a rare gem of a film in the way it honors beauty and women. You'll have to see for yourself. Dreya Weber (Jane) masterfully portrays the subtleties of a remarkable if not somewhat broken personality, in a way that every woman will relate to. I found the honesty of the emotional interactions among characters to be very refreshing and profoundly engaging.
There was nothing in this film that said to me "low budget" as far as quality is concerned. Nothing. The fact that it is a low-budget film is a tribute to the film's creators. The final sequence during the credits will also knock your socks off. It is a brilliant celebration of Jane's choice. Unexpected and inspiring.