Thursday, 21 February 2013


Every new thing seems to spawn a movie centered around it. A horror movie, in this case, around Chatroulette or Omegle.

The schtick is when chatting with a stranger, type (because there is no audio it seems) "I did it for the lulz" three times, and then Smiley pops up behinds them and guts them. One young woman, not believing this, tries it, Smiley kills, and then she has a mental breakdown believing that Smiley is coming for her.

And this movie is more about her breakdown than it is Smiley. Indeed, the movie tries to make the point that society is crashing in on itself, and "I did it for the lulz" is a valid excuse that abrogates all responsibility and consequence. And that the internet is the next step in the Anthropic Principle. Yeah, it's a little bit of a mess.

And then we get the big twist at the end, at which point you give up on all the characters and then wait for the ultimate twist to kick off... and there it is! (And you should stick around for the post-credit moment, although that would require watching the movie first.)

Aside from stupid apperances from Roger Bart and Keith David (stupid as in 'they were wasted'), there aren't any actors of note. The Smiley make up could have been interested, but the point of the movie isn't Smiley, so they don't really do anything with it.

Not a movie to watch, not least of all because it can't make its points properly.


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