Saturday, July 2, 2011

CHATROOM - dvd review

Like a new Clockwork Orange of the Internet


Oh, Aaron Johnson gets the pleasure of showing just how wicked he can get in this intriguing film by Hideo Nakata based on Enda Walsh's play. Nakata takes us on a journey. The life of a chatroom. Its such a visual atmosphere instead of words typed on the screen. We get to see the persona created and how one individual can charm others and undo who they thought they were.

even his hair has its own mood, too.

Johnson plays William who's rather complicated. He's the one who's seeks the chatroom to become his domain. Of course, he has a mother who's a well established J.K Rowlings type who has created her own world by using his older brother's name as her main character, Ripley. Unfortunately, William doesn't take this too well. He's already had quite an episode that has taken the family into 'treatment' for his fondness of suicidal tendencies. Naturally, they think he's getting better. William has friends. Only, they are Internet friends.

Nothing like a girl's touch for a chatroom!


We meet Imogene Poots' Iva who perhaps has met her match when she fancies William. She's a small town model and enjoys putting  down others. There is also Hannah Murray's Emily who wants to please her family with good grades and be the best she can be..only she isn't very popular. There is also Daniel Kaluuya as Mo who has fantasies about his best friend's little sister. And of course, last but certainly not least...a very sad Jim played splendidly by Matthew Beard.

opening scene..William finding a chatroom.


What makes the film intriguing is the vividness of the chats and how they react in the dark and mysterious atmosphere of the Internet. It isn't until near the end they meet in reality at the zoo. But it might be just a little too late.





Honestly, Aaron Johnson shows his potential of so many emotions through this movie. Oh, he comes off so charming. He always knows the right thing to say. His perfect persuasion to get his kicks from the others. His character is quite a voyeur that leads to the psychological horror of his trap. He is on his game... as a psychopath... his family can no way handle.
desperate and seriously alone...Matthew Heard's Jim.


Also Matthew Heard's Jim is intense and such a worthy performance he gives in this movie.



I'm so happy this movie is available on DVD.


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STORYLINE: A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior.

12 comments:

Fivyolen Qiu said...

nice post :)

little miss olen ♥

Sick by Trend said...

I must watch this! thanks for sharing :D

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Have a nice weekend!! :)

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Krystal said...

ohhh that sounds super interesting!

ellie's desk said...

I really was amazed how good it was.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, this movie sounds phenom! Must check it out immediately! :)

Em [The Writer] said...

Hha I thought this was on Mix Tape..?

ivy's closet said...

It was..but no one seems to comment on MIX TAPE...

Holly said...

Honestly..I could watch this movie again..and again!

crobl005 said...

I will be checking this one soon. love your reviews, keep posting!

meg said...

I'm glad you posted it here. I really think its such a better story than I even imagined.

Winnie said...

Wow this sounds really interesting!

Natalie said...

Aaron Johnson definitely looks the part! And, I don't know, the name Imogen Poots is just a neat one to me for whatever reason.....