Three American tourists are crossing a desolated landscape of European Georgia. One of them steps on an armed landmine. But that seems to be a minor threat compared to the nightmarish happenings that the afternoon will bring on. A psychopath takes advantage of the tourist's immobility and brutally abuses and assaults the woman he loves. Written by
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Whether the landmine goes off or not, there will be explosion
Men are drawn to anger or vengeance in a very primal form, from display of injustice to random road rage. There's something viscerally fascinating about people trapped in extreme predicament, and this movie capitalizes on this so well. With only three simple acts, it's a startlingly engaging clash of personalities, although this may get a tad overly intense or violent.
Story follows a group of friends while they are on vacation. Unfortunately, one of them steps on a landmine. Thus they find themselves in precarious position, especially when they are harboring a nasty secret and an unfriendly local stumbles upon them. For the sake of not revealing too much, the plot is not complex, in fact it's very streamlined to more effectively convey the emotions.
This is also not a big budget movie, its presentation practically hinges around the small cast of actors. There are many continuous shots at play here, each scene would resume for a good few minutes, giving the characters plenty of time to plead, antagonize or scream at each other. It doesn't have much gimmickry, often relying on the human drama to carry each scene.
It's a steady approach for thrill that's astonishingly effective in its simplicity. Audience would be engrossed in the struggle just by the sheer grim of the situation. However, this also creates a couple of problems. One being that the condition itself is rather implausible, mainly exaggerated for dramatic purpose. The second is the use of violence, this is by nature a very visceral story, even though it's mostly psychological, but it might not be everyone's cup of tea.
Landmine Goes Click does one thing very well, as soon as it triggers there's a very intense mentally exhausting and gritty human drama, it's a cavemen reaction and a surprisingly compelling one.
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