The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
I recommend this movie to everyone who likes good movies and especially to technology!
Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is excited to be accepted to a college in California. She is concerned about leaving her mother (Juliette Lewis) behind in Staten Island after a family tragedy. Her best friend Sydney (Emily Meade) shows her an underground internet game called Nerve. Participants are divided between players and watchers. Players do dares for money and watchers pay to watch the players on their 24 hour adventures. After being embarrassed by Sydney, Vee decides to play. Her first dare is to kiss a stranger and she picks Ian (Dave Franco). They are then dared to partner up on an exciting journey into the city.The premise, the style, and the actors make a fun, thrilling action adventure in the city. There are little problems that can be overlooked for the most part. The conclusion is key and it does certain things to wrap it all up too neatly. It takes the fun dark web idea and slaps on a Hollywood ending. Overall, it was fun while it lasted.
I really enjoyed this movie, and I will definitely be recommending this to my friends. The soundtrack for this album is phenomenal, and really helps to bring the movie to the next level. The one issue I have with this movie is I was incredibly anxious during many points, making it hard for me to focus on the actual story. Other than that, very good.
The music really made this movie for me, cant remember a movie recently that had as good a soundtrack for the modern age!Good acting , good idea, awesome graphic design. great music soundtrack but what happened?
It all just fizzled out towards the end and went out like a damp squib.
Going for the usual American happy ending such a cop-out and losing the sinister aspect too quickly made it less than it could have been!
Such a shame as this film had great potential right up until the end!Its still worth a watch though; its a great comment on the current social media trends and their implications and for the great music of course, well built tension , sinister angle and interesting story.Would have got a 7/10 but the end killed it for me!