Conductor (2018)

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A music engineer helps a young music aficionado compose a beat for a once-in-lifetime competition in a mall where nothing ever happens.


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27 January 2020 | JohnFilmfreak
| Just another Saw-wannabe
Conductor starts off with a young kid trying to use a drum machine at a mall (for some reason) in front of a small crowd of angry people who are apparently also waiting their turn to use the drum machine. The whole concept is difficult to swallow from the getgo, but apparently the filmmaker wants you to believe that a drum machine demo at the mall would be wildly popular among both young and old.

Anyway... while the kid struggles, there's a friend of sorts next to him which keeps telling him how terrible he is at playing the drum machine. The film gives you no reason for this "friend" to be there and yell his insults, and you gotta wonder what the hell was the idea behind that whole character, other than to make you annoyed?

After struggling for a while the kid eventually gets some very basic advice from an onlooker, and manages to string a few extremely basic basic beats together (about as basic as you would think anyone playing around with a drum machine for the first time would manage) and the crowd goes wild with excitement! Everybody cheer and dance and gets all kinds of happy at the sound of this guy's few bam-bam-boooooms. The beat is in no way catchy or good in any way, however everyone there acts as if he's the next Tiesto or something.

There's also a twist towards the end. I won't reveal exactly what it is... but whatever you've heard or read about this film, I can guarantee that you should not believe the hype. It's basically just another Saw ripoff that adds nothing new other than even more annoying characters.

It seems the filmmakers have a personal vendetta against electronic music and want to lampoon it by producing utter crap, and show how silly it is when people actually enjoy these simple beats. However, the whole thing is done with such obvious lack of understanding of house music in general, that it's comparable to your grandpa putting on a baseball cap and saying "YO!" as if he's pretending to be a hip-hopper.

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6 October 2018



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