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Little Phrases

by Big Vic Energy

A troubled man misinterprets the advice of his therapist


The thing with shows such as DEXTER or films such as MR. BROOKS, and why they work so effectively, is that the secret identity psycho killer aspect is done with moral justification. When secret identity psycho killer storylines turn up in 48 Hours well, because they have been done many many many times before, I personally think that there has to be some damn good reason for that plotline.
It's been done many times in a comedic fashion before so it being based on a misinterpration of therapy advice here kind of left me cold despite being a really technically impressive film with decent performances.

Is the moral message to cut bad people out of your life enough to carry the film? Not in my book. Maybe, just maybe it could have worked with the murder being a metaphor and playing on the advice with a subversive take. But instead I wasn't really sure what you were trying to say. The dramatic question of people causing him therapy and what's he going to do about it....being answered with murder? Hard pass from me sorry.

Now whilst technically strong overall, there were a handful of shots slightly out of focus which was frustrating because some of your wide shots were genuinely superb, among the best in Wellington especially when you utilised proper lighting. Though the shots lying in bed conversely were very grainy. Audio also had some very very minor hiss at times.

I'm not trying to rag on you too hard, like I said it was the script that was the issue here, and technically a lot to applaud, but this just wasn't my cup of tea.

Story: 1/5
Technical: 3/5
Elements: 1/5
Overall: 1/5

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