The college experience - studying, dating, partying... but when one of their classmates disintegrates right before their eyes, Ari, Becca, Izzy, Greta and Arun must battle security, the ...
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The college experience - studying, dating, partying... but when one of their classmates disintegrates right before their eyes, Ari, Becca, Izzy, Greta and Arun must battle security, the Griefers and each other to uncover the incredible truth about themselves and this other-worldly campus before they are all eliminated.Written by
The director is the daughter of Martin Scorsese, who took a role in the movie. As did Scorsese's lead actor from Goodfellas, Ray Liotta. See more »
Campus Life was originally released in 2013 on a sole proprietary website called JumpView. Rather than being shown in a traditional feature film format, the film was broken down into five characters on a timeline. Each character's story contained roughly 10, 2-5 minute segments. The idea was to tell a story through each individual characters' experiences. This version was only shown on this proprietary site and in no other outlet or format.
The new 2015 version of the film is called "Campus Code" and it has been completely recut and reimagined as a traditional feature film. In addition to crafting it into a single narrative format, Campus Code has a shortened run time of 85 minutes as well as changes/additions to color, music, songs, special effects and some footage. It's slated for release this September. See more »
If it was only me, it would probably be OK. Then I could see this as some kind of surreal movie experiment. But it isn't unfortunately. This is about some college students (I think) go about their daily business and stumbling into "unusual" situations where they seem to gain supernatural powers. Maybe.
One reason this isn't very clear is that the plot is horrible. The weird, surreal things are laid one upon another from the start (and I mean start after the opening sequence) where people stop reacting, beat each other up, sell stolen stuff, bully one another for no apparent reason. And the characters "act" as this is all very normal. Then there is the "acting". It's horribly over the top on all accounts. Seriously, horribly bad including every cliché in an amateur directors "How-to manual" on directing. Including the goth group clad in black. :sighs: I guess it all somewhat is explained at the end, but even so - the explanation for everyones extremely erratic behaviour doesn't make much sense. Avoid if it's available for free on cable, run like mad in another direction if your significant other suggests you see it at a theatre.
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