Dir: Josh Trank
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jorden
Narry B was inspired to watch this film after reading Dodge Review.
The found footgae element of this film works well, as Dodge pointed out. What he didn't point out was how much the film trails off for the last half.
It starts as a fun and realistic tale of super-powered teens. But during the trashy America high school party scene, something changes direction... it becomes about kid who can't make fun of himself and eventually loses all his friends. It's very petty.
It also owes a serious debt to Akira - everything from the plot, to the intervention of armed forces, to the mind-bending powers, and even the closing scenes of the protagonist totally losing it... all of this is lifted from Akira.
Having said that, it is a fun and short film. And the flying scenes are incredible.
Word up for the final scene itself - the worst bit of CGI I've seen in many years. "Hey mom! I'm (infrontofapostcard) in Tibet!"
Rating: Top Work!