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The single actor drama is a risky choice that can, at times, seem tedious. Putting more constraint on the ability for an organic flow. And for the most part "Cargo" falls into this trap. The unseen antagonist offers some relief, providing a catalyst for both the story motion, and the character study. However the execution of the one-man show often feels forced and looses momentum periodically. Not by any fault of the actor, Ron Thompson, he gives a great performance.
The cinematography is quality, keeping the scenes, and setting interesting throughout the movie. The soundtrack is also good and seems to compliment the journey of this tortured, kidnapped (bad man). Still at times "Cargo" did loose my attention, and to finish did require dedication. Check it out but the high concept and uniqueness will only really speak to a select audience.
Unfortunately this movie wouldn't even get a C+ as a project for a junior in a film academy. Characters are exaggerated, plot full of holes. I guess the positive ratings come from the makers of the movie Don't waste your time.
Now if we didn't have to listen to the idiot at the other end of the phone, and say had Bob Newhart do the talking...
"Are you okay? Oh, you took some acid. But it was light blotter just to calm your nerves...I see how this is going to end already "
"You're going to kill my wife? Um, which wife is this? You could have taken my ex-wife."
That would have been much more entertaining, leaving the other end of the conservation a blank.
"Sully? You know you're dead. That doesn't matter to you, you wanted to call me just to laugh at me. "
Is there an instructor at film school making its students "write and submit a bad one-person script and see if you can get funding?"
Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity. There was a discussion of gang rape.