Futuristic film that sadly isn't too far in the future anymore.
The film starts with a car chase that grabs the attention of the audience by placing them in a p.o.v. angle of a high speed chase. Its a great opening for the film as the viewer is immediately immersed into the storyline.
Being an Iraq veteran I have long avoided films with anything to do with Iraq as its something I prefer not Channel. So I had lots of apprehension which I'm glad I did not allow to handicap me as this film is not a war film but a stick it to the man stand for your rights type of film.
The film's plot line was intended I feel to be futuristic and to compliment that notion the lighting is dark and melancholy. It adds to the suspense of Jonah's character as he attempts to get to the same ratings as his brother.
What's scary and not so far fetched anymore about this film is our societies youth are setting themselves on fire for nothing more than more views on a youtube. Via social media anyone can Channel and become overnight stars that fizzle out the next day. As J's sister found out fame can turn to a 7th grade cafeteria mean girls mentality as Jonah's in an instance.
Overall I would recommend the film to anyone interested in futuristic films, fast cars, and the impact of social media on our daily interactions as humans. My only negative would be the car crash I just don't understand wrecking cars for cinematic purposes.
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