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ONE PARAGRAPH REVIEW: Green Room

22 Dec

Howdy ladies and gents, time for another one paragraph review and today I’ll be talking about Green Room. Now this is a film I planned to watch during its release in the cinema back in May, but for whatever reason I missed it and I’ve been kicking myself ever since because there’d been nothing but positive word of mouth about this film, and some claimed it was film of the year material. So with all the 2016 films I’d missed, I wanted to try and see this film before I made my top 10 list. So is it good or not? Well read on and find out!

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The plot can be summed up as the following: “A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.” Green Room is a film I knew of but really didn’t know anything about besides the basic premise and the talk of the performances of the cast especially Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin. I was basically going into this film blind, and I feel like I benefitted from that a lot. I had the general jist of this story down, but it turned into a very different film than I was expecting, the film was dark, dirty and violent, and just when I thought I’d sussed out plot, it’d totally change things up. The story while familiar in some ways, had a lot of unique and surprising elements with the way it handled the characters, pacing and overall narrative, and can we talk about the tension? Good gravy man, besides the sheer brutality and violence which is handled so well, this film kept up the suspense and tension in such an intense way, my heart was racing several minutes after the film ended, and I’d say it’s on par with Don’t Breathe. And then there’s the cast who all did a great job in their roles. Anton Yelchin was just fabulous as Pat, this guy goes through a lot and Yelchin just put in 110% with performance especially on the physical side. Imogen Poots as Amber was also really impressive, really versatile and realistic with the emotional material she was given. And of course we have to talk about Patrick Stewart as Darcy Banker, this is most different role I’ve seen from him, Darcy was really cold, calculated, ruthless and intimating and Stewart was so magnetic. I also really enjoyed seeing Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat as Sam, she was really great too, I also enjoyed Macon Blair as Gabe, Mark Webber was pretty good as Daniel and finally Joe Cole and Callum Turner were solid as Reece and Tiger. In conclusion Green Room was a very impressive, intense and dark film which I enjoyed far more than I expected and it has automatically jumped into my top 10 films of 2016, just trying to figure out where to place will be the hard part. But anyway, I’m glad I saw it and I would recommend it for sure.

So have you seen Green Room and if so what do you think of it? Be sure to leave your thoughts on the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review, laters! 😀

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4 Comments

Posted by on December 22, 2016 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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4 responses to “ONE PARAGRAPH REVIEW: Green Room

  1. B.C. (Coolsville)

    December 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I noticed Green Room was added to Amazon Prime recently, so I’ll probably see it soon, especially for Patrick Stewart’s performance. Have a merry Christmas!

     
    • Hypersonic55

      December 26, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      For sure it is totally worth it, sorry for the delayed reply and I hope you had a good Christmas too.

       
  2. Cosmoflips

    January 28, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Hey man! Great review. I agree with a lot of your points — the tension was through the roof. Was nice seeing Patrick Stewart in such a fiendish role, too. The more I think about it though, the more Green Room fades from my memory. I think that’s simply because it lacked a certain substance. It’s a very confined movie that presents a straight-forward, but nonetheless enjoyable incident and I love that, but it didn’t leave me with much of a lasting impression sadly. I liked it, but I don’t think I thought about it at all afterwards.

     

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