24 March 2016 | TBJCSKCNRRQTreviews
Sitting in his nowhere-land
Eric Doyle(H. Lawrence XVII, creepy as ever, here trying to be a good person). The Puppetmaster. He's doing what he can to no longer abuse his ability: controlling anyone else's tiniest movement, including leaving them locked in place when he walks away. He has moved and is trying desperately to start over. But his obnoxious new boss at the office is making that incredibly difficult. Add to the mix a young woman who's working there as well, and seems sympathetic to our protagonist. Jason, as he is now known as, is genuinely interesting. Conflicted. Will he snap? Cross the line?
This is one of the three mini-series that take place in the same universe as Heroes, aired as webisodes before the show itself went off the air, and has since been put on the season 3 set of it. The other two are Hard Knox(as deleted scenes, since if there's one thing the show did, it was take footage and bits and cut and/or move them around, vastly changing the character dynamics. Let's just throw everything at the wall and see what sticks) and Going Postal. This is by far the most intriguing of these. It's 17 minutes long, and consists of 4 parts. Without knowing the budget, I would say it looks pretty good. Fine storytelling, pacing, production, direction, editing, cinematography, FX, sound work, music, dialog, acting, casting, etc.
This has one instance of strong language and some violence and disturbing content. I recommend this to anyone who wants more of the character. 7/10