(This review may contain spoilers).
I originally watched this movie at the cinema. I found it really entertaining… so I bought it on DVD and watched it on Friday with my friend.
It was easy to empathise with Kale’s character. He was fairly likable and I had a lot of sympathy for him, due to him losing his father. It wasn’t an excuse for his actions… but it was at least a reason.
Ronald was a really amusing character. It was nice to see some more light-hearted moments brought to the movie, since there were many darker and more intense scenes.
It was interesting to see Kale having to deal with being stuck in the house. I would have liked to see more of his relationship with his mother and how his house arrest affected that. While I did think she overreacted at one point (she’d have to fork over more money to pay for a new television lead), I could understand her frustration.
I appreciated that the movie took the time to establish the characters and the relationships between them. There were good elements of tension from the beginning and I felt those showed clearly through the course of the movie.
It was interesting to see Ashley through Kale’s eyes. Although there was a lot of moments where he was a Peeping Tom, it’s understandable why he became antsy. And I felt the film did a good job of showing the sort of thing that goes on in people’s lives; that others might not see, unless they were looking closely.
There weren’t a lot of gory scenes in this movie. I felt that enough was left to the viewers’ imagination. And it was good that, although use was made of video cameras, it wasn’t a ‘found footage’ kind of movie.
I did like the police officer in this movie, even though I did think there was a conflict of interest. I recognised some of the actors in this movie and felt they did a good job in the roles they played.
I would probably watch this movie again in the future.