Monday, July 7, 2014

The Mooring (2012)

Number Rolled: 91
Movie Name/Year: The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 89 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: In House Media, Lionsgate
Executive Producer: James Edington, Jeff Scott Edwards, Hallie Todd, Glenn Withrow
Director: Glenn Withrow
Writer: Ivy Withrow, Hallie Todd, Glenn Withrow
Actors: Hallie Todd, Thomas Wilson Brown, Karli Blalock, Anna Goodwin, Larissa Hayden, Lilli Hendrickson, Erin McIntosh, Olivia Meyer, Hailee Naccarato, Jessica Pepeli, Katie Simpson, Brooklyn Tate, Christopher Goodwin

Several girls land themselves in trouble and are sent to take part in a kind of technology rehab. During their introduction to the program, their phones and cameras are taken away and they are given a run-down on what’s expected of them. The next day, they all board the boat that will take them to the campsite.

The script was lazy. There’s no other way to describe it. For some reason, the writers believed that a five second speech made by one character about the others constituted an in depth background.

When the hack-and-slash started I was just bored. How could I have possibly cared about any of the screaming characters? I didn’t know a single thing about them except what landed them in the group! They were all faceless characters in what was essentially a snuff film with no damn point.

It’s my understanding that the film was based on a true story. If that’s the case, it’s a terrible story that’s frightening for those who were a part of it. Unfortunately, some true stories just don’t translate to the big screen, regardless of how tragic the circumstances were.

I will say one thing for the movie: those teenage actresses were amazing. For most of them, this was their debut and I sincerely hope the terrible quality of the script doesn’t hold them back. I genuinely believed what the girls were selling me.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.2/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

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