Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Quiet


SPOILER ALERT DON'T READ BELOW UNTIL YOU'VE WATCHED THE FILM.
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There are some issues with this one and we're not sure if they're intentional to make the viewer think, or if they're just shoddy story telling. What is the deal with the doll section? Does it represent the girl in the film, and we'd guess it does, then who is the person that is messing with the doll? Also, is the guy who is chasing her (the friend of her father's sent to drive her home from school) actually a creeper or is he simply trying to get to her so that he can explain he's been sent by her parents to drive her home? We would look at the film like it was a tragic mixup by the poor girl. She was creeped out by the guy in the van and ran, hitting her head and winding up injured and probably lost in the woods. However, because of the doll scenes, we feel like maybe the guy in the van (who is also the man at the table being interviewed along with the mom by the cop) might actually be a creeper because of the doll scenes... Or, perhaps the makers of this film just missed the mark in the doll scenes and it was included for creep factor that wasn't necessary nor conducive to the plot. Also, we didn't care for the jump scare at the end. Personally we hate jump scares because they usually don't flow with the plot. They're cheap scares that take no creativity or imagination.
That's our take on the short film. What are your thoughts? Was the man in the van (the man interviewed near the end of film) really have bad intentions or was he simply trying to drive her home as her dad asked? What was the point of the doll scenes?

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