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The Lifesaver

by Chubby Rain


You have got to love a team who loves Edgar Wright smash cuts as much as I sometimes do, with a fragile package picked up by a delivery driver from a scientist in full hazmat suit, who then lets somebody know that he will be at the required location in 30 minutes. Of course as the clock keeps ticking the ultimate evil of Auckland traffic delays rears its ugly head. But what would a 48 Hours film be without desperation to deliver the package in a race against time whilst throwing in a super mullet bloke for comedic relief.

I really enjoyed the take the piss attitude of this team, and whilst I am no fan of WILD HOGS I do like how it was used for humour. The ramblings of the westie were highly entertaining, and I liked the team using such dramatic music throughout contrasting with such a lo-fi slice of life plot.

The performances were good and overall an entertaining film, I think perhaps to elevate it more a sense of understanding as to why the delivery within half an hour was so important would have been good to see. Only understanding this when we discover what the package is did work as a comedic payoff, I appreciate, but consequences of missing the deadline were the one main thing missing for me.

Story: 2.5/5
Technical: 3/5
Elements: 3.5/5
Overall: 3/5

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