(This review may contain spoilers).
This movie was a bit more serious than I was expecting. It was interesting to see how the group fit together… though I have to say, I didn’t really like Mason’s character all that much. Or Ollie’s. Both of them seemed quite immature as characters… and there wasn’t really that much depth to them.
I did like Cole’s character, at least to a certain extent…. but even him, I didn’t think there was enough character evolution. While there were some interesting aspects to his character, I didn’t feel there was enough of a character journey.
The concept of working as a DJ was a pretty interesting one. I thought it was cool to see how Cole was able to manipulate the crowd of people. I actually found myself tapping out the beat towards the end without conscious thought.
I thought the character with the most potential was Squirrel. I found him easy to empathise with and I would have liked to know more about his past… actually, all of them, really. It felt very much like I was being thrown partway into the story. While that wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, there wasn’t really much of a background to the characters and their relationships.
While I did find Sophie to be an interesting character, there wasn’t enough depth to her for me to be able to take her seriously. Although there were hints of more depth to her, I did’t think there was enough time spent on her either.
I did find myself losing a bit of interest as this movie went on. I personally found it quite hard to connect emotionally to the characters, even though there were some good actors in this. There was a lot of potential in this movie, but I think it tried too hard to be too many different things. It’s not one I intend to watch again.