So… I wound up watching this movie because an actor at the convention I went to mentioned he’d been in it and what he said about it was enough to make me decide it was a movie I liked the sound of.
It was interesting that this movie started straight off with a violent scene. I found myself drawn in almost immediately, wondering what was leading up to two people dying… and more so when the scene changed so abruptly.
I wasn’t really sure I liked Edgar’s character for a lot of the movie. I did feel sorry for him at first… but as the movie went on and I learned more about his personal circumstances, I felt more sympathy for Maylon and Gogan.
There actually wasn’t very much violence in this movie… at least not visibly, although the discussions do go into graphic territory. I was more interested in seeing how the characters were affected by the different things that had happened and how they all viewed the ‘group’.
I would have liked to learn more about some of the minor characters and why they were there, especially since extenuating circumstances weren’t really taken into account. The ending did leave some questions unanswered… and I still wasn’t sure if there was much below the surface of the obvious effect of the group.
I found William to be a particularly interesting character, but I did feel some sympathy for Doris and it was good to see the bond Edgar formed with her.
I thought it was good to get the information gradually about what had happened with Edgar, rather than everything at once. It was also really good to be able to see things from the perspective of Maylon and Gogan.
I felt that this movie could have been expanded into a series, with more focus on the individual members of the group. After watching this, I felt like I was given a glimpse into the world… and I’d like to get answers to some of the questions I had by the end.