13 January 2008 | imjustatroll
Looks even cheaper than it is
In an age where it seems that practically everybody and their mums is trying to break into the film business and various festivals and streaming video sites help these amateur auteurs bring their visions to the masses, this doesn't even stand out. In a cottage industry easily noted for hand-held cameras and quickly edited on PCs flicks, this film comes across as something a fairly talented group of high schoolers could pull off. While the technical details are quite good, above par editing and some creative camera angles are highlights, the writing is poorly done. It is over-dramatic and poorly constructed. The cast (apparently first year acting students) for the most part overplay their cheesy lines. It is as if somebody decided to cast a bunch of William Shatners together, and had them try to perform a pseudo-religious liturgy. Most of all, in an age of digital video, the film wreaks of hand-held home video cameras, good quality ones, but camcorders none the less. One wouldn't entirely waste their time watching this, but it's far easier to move on to some of the other, less cliché driven efforts to come from the independent sector.