Capture Kill Release Review (2017 Found Footage)
What's It About?
They say love is blind.
Jennifer and Farhang are in love. They talk trash about murder and joke about buying weapons to do the deed.
What if one person is more into it than the other? What if one person starts a ball rolling that you can't stop?
Trailer - Capture Kill Release
Quick Film Facts
Release Date: Released at film festivals before a DVD release in the UK in September 2017.
Director: Nick McAnulty also wrote this with Brian Allan Stewart as co-director.
Starring: For Jennifer Fraser, this is her debut role, Jon Gates, Farhang Ghajar, Christina Schimmel and Rich Piatkowski.
My Thoughts on the Film
Firstly the synopsis I read just now on IMDb is not something I read before watching this film and having just read it, it somewhat ruins the surprise a little.
I am doing a test period this year where I'm relying on recommendations and not watching trailers. I went in blind on this.
I'm pleasantly surprised to find that this is Jennifer Fraser's début film as she has one of those faces that you feel like you've seen before. Instead of seeing one of the directors or writers names among the cast list as often happens with found footage, this time the actors go by their real names.
I am a huge fan of found-footage style films. You either love them or hate them I find. In this, Jennifer, has an almost addictive hold over the camera. She wants it to see. She wants it to see everything. A tiny glimpse into her childhood reveals a very real fascination with video cameras that has bubbled underneath for some time.
Views of this film are generally polarized (aren't they all though?) and the people who disliked it were somewhat repulsed by the concept, but for me, I found Farhang and Jennifer two characters that I both loved and hated depending on where the film had arrived. For one of them, by the end, probably needed some very hard face-smacking at a minimum. And for the other, thankfully some redeeming qualities crept in to overtake the sourness left by the other, but not by much. This movie is hard to swallow.
I found myself thinking about one of my favorite films, The Last Supper (1996) and saw mild undercurrents of some of its tone. The difference between the two though, is The Last Supper gives some comedic relief in its reveals. There are lessons found within it. beats you up with a big stick and when you plead for some mercy, it hits you again. Capture Kill Release
Sure there are more graphic movies out there, more blood filled bath-time horrors but this leaves a weird grimace on your face when it's finally over.
I couldn't help but love it for arriving at its intended destination as I felt that it set out to do exactly what it did. This movie humanizes the antagonists so much that it leaves a feeling of total disbelief.
How can you not applaud it for that?
I give Capture Kill Release 4 hardware store shopping sprees out of 5.
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