A lovers' break-up, a mysterious website called www.kellerteve.net, a disturbing phone call summoning the main characters to a midnight rendezvous in an abandoned zoo, and the theft of a ...
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A lovers' break-up, a mysterious website called www.kellerteve.net, a disturbing phone call summoning the main characters to a midnight rendezvous in an abandoned zoo, and the theft of a motorbike leading to a dangerous chase in the subway are only the start of this unnerving story.Written by
I could've used this time for better use, like sleeping!
Two university students want to go to party, but one of them has an assessment due in the next day so the pair head to the library to copy and paste an essay from the Internet and presto the job is done. But while on the computer they accidentally stumble across a chat room and meet a person that calls himself or herself Kellar. This user asks them if they would like to be part of a game, without knowing what they are getting themselves into they accepts the challenge. From now on a group of university students become trapped in what they first consider a game, run by an unseen force. But soon the game turns their world upside down by turning into a frenetic nightmare and murder becomes part of it all.
Hell! What a confusing mess. Is this flick suppose to be high-tech paranoia thriller that's doing a social commentary on the use of technology and how it can become an intrusion in our lives? If so the material doesn't provide any insight, actually it seems there to cover its shortage of new ideas, by ripping off every other horror/thriller films in the last couple of years. It lacks any sense of creativity and it tries to be remotely clever in its premise that is plain laughable. The surprises are predictable because we've seen them all before. I don't want to name the films it borrows from, as it would spoil the story, but you'll definitely know when you see it. It throws in one or two jump scares, actually there was a real lack of anything that resembled scares and suspense. It might not be highly original, but that was its least of its problem. That goes to how tediously boring it was! The excitement levels fly like a bullet NOT! Because most the time your waiting for interesting things to happen, sure there's a lot of chasing about and bizarre tricks. But you'll be yelling, "Come on, just get on with it!" because it all leads to nothing and just what the heck was going on!? When it comes to its conclusion you want to know how does that all work? Because its just highly ridiculous compared with what first started off. Nothing is explained and was there a hint of the supernatural? It's a frustrating maze of confusion with too many things that don't add up and make you go "huh?" The ponderously shallow and I wouldn't have clue what your on about script doesn't help either and the performances are so mundane that the extras added more to the flick than their blank expressions could.
The garnished production looks top shape, um but that's it! It tries to be disturbing in its context and violence, but it fails miserably. The editing was rather disconnected and the special effects lacked simplicity and noisy sound effects were atrocious. I'll be damn the story is bubbling with a lot imagination, ah no that's mind-numbing clichés, you get stupid actions taken by teens, people being stalk by a menacing shadow, people going off alone and *yawn*. So the point was? To scare us, failed. To give us a satire, failed. So what does it equal? It's nothing surprising with too much riff raff and absurdity that you leaves you going *hmm* what a waste of time.
It's a film that wants to be something that it just doesn't eventuate into. Physcological gripping no way, a demanding mystery you got to be kidding. Sigh, honestly who cares? When watching static on your TV is more entertaining, that's far from a good thing.
P.S Maybe I'm being too hard on it, but it just really rubbed me up the wrong way.
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