When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent...
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When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home.Written by
As I was scouring Sky for an entertaining, captivating film to watch, I stumbled across Hellion, expecting it to fill all my expectations considering it was found under the thriller section. Yes, THRILLER. I found it incredibly dull for a "thriller", as it has an incredibly slow paced plot. For those who are interested in your standard "artsy" film that achieves awards in film festivals, this is the film for you. However, for persons like myself, who enjoy plot twists, adventure and snippets of comedy, this is not the film for you.
Despite my criticisms, I have to commend the performances in the film, as both the young boys and Aaron Paul portray a family's suffering after experiencing bereavement skilfully. Jacob (the eldest in the film) specifically, depicts a confused, emotional teen perfectly and shows great potential. I also admit, the story does highlight the issues brought about by tragedy and loss tremendously. But the entire film feels rather gloomy and negative. However, I feel that the plot would be better suited for a short film, as there appeared to be a lot of unnecessary scenes, which I reiterate, those into "artsy" films may enjoy. I warn you now though, those who enjoy entertaining films that contain slightly more captivating plots, do not attempt to watch it, you'll get bored.
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