A high school student, obsessed with the military and destined for service in the Marines, acquires a video tape - the contents of which depict a government backed murder. Within second of viewing the footage, he finds himself on the run from near-invincible forces. With no one to turn to, he must use the skills he's spent his whole life researching to outsmart the smarter and destroy them before they destroy him. Written by
I watched 'Hero for a Day' this morning while browsing the IMDb movies that are available. About four hours later, this afternoon, I went to the theater to watch Terminator: Salvation. Now I'm a person who likes to give all movies a chance, but being human, I tend to go into indie-films with a bit of bias, thinking they'll be considerably long due to too much dialog - let's face it, most independent films are dialog heavy because they have absolutely no budget! Between the two movies I watched today, I must say this one stands alone as a better movie on so many levels. While the production value of Terminator was of a higher caliber, it was not a better movie - mainly because of content. There is so much more content in this low budget 20 minute video than in that multi-million dollar feature film. How can this be? What has Hollywood come to? Anyway, I am giving the director five years before he suddenly blows up and makes it big. Based on what I saw here, his talent is worth an investment by Hollywood execs. There internal character struggles, the subtly of their dialog, the action scenes - there are indie-films with higher budgets that don't achieve what was done here. Imagine what he'll do when given some real $$$$.
Anyone who truly appreciates motion pictures should pick this up. I just ordered the DVD off Amazon about ten minutes before writing this up. I can't wait to see the extras. I originally gave it 5 stars, but decided to give it 10 out of spite for Hollywood.
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