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Produced and directed by Jenni Ivers, this movie kind of surprised me when it took a sudden religious turn, getting into the Nephilim and fallen angels. I wasn't put off by it, but had no idea that's what I was getting into.
Filmed near me in Morgantown, WV, it's all about two college students who find themselves battling the forces of Samyaza, a demon who comes to Earth every 17 years with the goal of destroying creation. There's also a flash forward to a future where religion doesn't exist and people dress like extras from an Italian post-apocalyptic movie. So there's that.
I actually loved the part of the movie where it becomes a history lesson of the Lost Books of the Bible and how the flood happened and demons on Earth. Probably most folks would be put off by so much exposition - it honestly grinds the film to a halt - but it was my favorite part of the entire thing.
However then about 8 minutes in we get a scene with a teacher giving a lecture. I kept thinking "what is that I'm hearing?". Turns out that every time the teacher speaks you hear noise in the background. It starts and stops exactly when he talks. It seems like whoever made this movie thought it would be a good idea to just cut out the noise in between the words and not even try to actually remove the noise from the audio or just record the scene again.
Does not fall into the "it is so bad that it is good" category the film is pushing for; it is just a bad movie in the end.
Besides the low production value and so-so acting, I found myself questioning the entire basic premise. The gene for violence has been discovered and is based on the bloodline of Judas Iscariot. Except, violence was around PLENTY and long before Judas, and his crime was betrayal.
Now if we're talking the root of human-on-human violence, my bet would be Cain, cuz ya know, he committed the first murder by killing his brother.
That's just me though, I'm no biblical scholar :-/
I know for certain that all movies in Hollywood are fake, but I do appreciate it when a film does include some level of real human and normal conversation dynamics.
The only draw back I had of the film was that I found myself dozing off because the film's storyline became so dragged on and irrelevant. But overall, the film was better than Aquaman. Hope that means something. If not, then get better employees to absorb and put movie responses into context and relevancy. Just my opinion, which honestly doesn't matter in Hollywood. Right?
I guess having a third take or fourth or fifth will get out some "emotion" out of the actors....
scrap this off your list if you can, be warned!
I did find myself dozing off because the story line felt a little dry, because of the constant repetition of themes and scene dynamics that are commonly found in other movies. And also, the kinematics and the special FX that are used, have been overly used in multiple movies, to the extent where the movies scene mirrors other movies. I've noticed and was able to indicate that certain scenes had the same layout as films I've watch, Aquaman, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Neighbors, Suits, etc. had the same scene layout, just different theme. Hollywood needs new FX and themes. that's my opinion of course. Which doesn't matter. RIGHT? Hollywood is the USA's Version of Global Propaganda?
I know what your industry does. Don't try to hurt me, because I'll hurt you. #Idon'tplaygames.
Writer/Director Jenni Ivers comes the sci-fi, action filled Loophole, premiering on VOD January 8, 2019 from High Octane Pictures.
A great discovery is made. Scientists discover the Gene for violence. They believe that wars, crimes and all type of violence can now be eliminated. A worldwide testing of this gene is set up with a simple blood test. All those who test + for the Gene is taken away! A normal college student Lexi Smith (Chloe Lukasiak) and her best friend Emma (Gabrielle Valladares)are tested. There results uncover something epic. Now all of a sudden they are thrust into a spiritual war against the devil! They are drugged, kidnapped and wisked away to safety by an angel (Deven Bromme)and placed in a safe house! Hot on there trail is Asael (Mark Shrader). Super bad guy serving the dark lord! Lexi finds out passing her next exam has become nothing to her new task. She is told she comes from a bloodline, a unique bloodline that will be responsible to save the world. Along the way to help,are a reporter (Jessica Shannon) and her geeky computer geek sidekick are in the mix to help save humanity from the apocalypse and all our battle between satan and god! These two had great chemistry and really pulled and explained a lot of what was going on. I thought I was going into another sci fi bore with a religious preachy theme. What I found was a really great intelligent movie. Packed with action and fun throughout. Jenni Ivers wrote a great script and then created a great movie. Excellently cast and great use of her locales. Really gave an indepth feel of the situation. The movie itself was just visually nice to watch and created a feel good cinematic experience. Good original-story, great actors and a well filmed movie. A note worthy mention for villain of the year is Davis Osborne who played Samyaza! Be sure to see this when released this January!
Chloe Lukasiak, Jessica Shannon, Mark Shrader, Davis Osborne,Deven Bromme,Kera O'Bryon and Timothy E.Goodwin star in a Jenni Ivers film, out this January!