mardi 26 avril 2016

Sleeping Giant — Solid look at the life of a few common teen boys — 9*/10

  • Story: A very tight look at a few boy teens. Yes, they are up to no good most of the time, but their rebellion is realistic. You can feel the confusion, frustration and simmering anger behind their nonchalant exterior and petty hurts. No laughters or jokes anywhere. It's very serious, but the drama is not the explosive kind, it's that real one, the everyday type, that happens to anyone.
  • Setting: Average people in an average place, not poor, not rich.
  • Style: It's a raw, yet intimate and because of that intimacy, it feels almost neutral and soft at times. Judgement is all in the eye of the beholders.
  • Pacing: Quite quick, very few pauses. The action is mostly psychological.
  • Ending: Solid.
  • Dialogs: Extremely realistic.
  • Characters: Incredibly well built. The closer you are to a character, the deeper the personality will be, yet the others don't feel empty or archetypical, just less well known.
  • Acting: Perfect.
  • Camera Work: Reels you in tight, off the shoulder, lived in style. Just right.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Entertainment value: Excellent, if you don't mind the raw tone.
  • Who is it for? Those looking for a serious movie or a realistic look at some common teen boys.