Six casual visitors of night club who are connected by recent acquaintance on tourist tracks of Chile, appear in accident epicenter – earthquake falls upon the city, on the coast just about will burst a destructive tsunami. By miracle having survived under fragments of walls of club, heroes get out on a surface, but find out that troubles for them only begin – tremors destroyed local prison and the city is now in the power of bloody murderers …
"Aftershok" who has reached our hire actually already has some, the joint American-Chilean project went to free swimming in September, 2012, traveled on genre festivals and is unknown was gone in limited American hire. For what such neglect? This indifference has a concrete name – an Elay Mouth.
In a basis of the film real earthquake to Chile which has happened in 2010 laid down. Founders managed even to photograph some places that have not yet been restored from the moment of accident
Risking to draw upon itself anger of admirers, I will dare to state doubt in talent of this repeatedly treated kindly producer, the screenwriter, the director and the actor. The filmography the Company speaks only about one: as independent creative unit as the leader of the project it is quite simple, not too inventive and predictable in the worst sense of this word. As the reason for that excessive self-confidence and too rectilinear approach to own creativity serves, in my opinion. If to look back on films which removes with own hand or is a producer (as in a case with "Aftershok") of the Mouth, it is easily possible to make out very simple formula of a picture. Элай any small episode, a klifkhenger takes and "reels up" as on a ball other narration, not especially caring of scenario balancing, about study of characters, that will be to, and that after that the most key moment of its film.
The original version of the film received a rigid rolling rating of NC-17 in America. Authors remounted a picture, having lowered violence degree to softer rating of R
Extent of participation an Elaya Company in a script writing and "Aftershok’s" producing the formal position of the director in which belongs to Nicolas Lopez, but a simple trekhkhodovka «a narration – a turn – a narration» is read in this film especially accurately. Authors as if not especially care the prologue, waved on the heroes a hand with such degree of negligence what to distinguish them begin only to the ending. All first third of the film is created to lull only vigilance of the viewer (though there is a real danger to lull and the viewer). Then we are expected by jolting and a panic on which the director too is not too keen – it needs to rush to the main turn of a picture! It appears, the person (if it is so possible to call the flown into a rage criminals who have broken loose) it is much more dangerous than the nature! As it is fresh! Actually, further this "opening" anybody on a set to go and does not gather – to the ending heroes go, fatefully losing "fighters" of one behind another. Old kind template.
Such sample view of own picture most painfully beats on actors. Each of them could be made much more volume character, to urge on the viewer to empathize them, but the introduction and dispersal do not allow even to remember their names. But also it "Aftershok’s" founders appeared not enough – to "finish" both heroes, and the audience it was solved symbolically: the fan of the smartphone loses a hand, the father’s sonny opens the presence to bandits an inappropriate call on mobile from the father, frustrating from the compelled abortion made a few years ago, the young lady appears in a children’s crypt … Authors not only are near, they same consider also the audience. It is insulting.
It is not necessary to count and on large-scale scenes of cataclysms and destructions – to heroes to be in studio rooms though death threat in them from suddenly fallen roof it is essential above, than on the street more comfortably. So on bigger, than chalk and lime together with furiously shivering chamber, it is not necessary to count a posypaniye. In what the lack of a picture is not present, so it in blood. Alas, – the changing make-up, stupidity of heroes, the general senselessness of the events – even blood turn other flaws into boring genre attribute. Only final scene can become the unique sweet pill at last, but to it after all still it is necessary досидеть …