Nerve (2016)

nerveDirector: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Writer: Jessica Sharzer (Screenplay) Jeanne Ryan (Novel)

Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Kimiko Glenn, Marc John Jeffries

 

Plot: A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.”

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Slow Glossy Thriller

 

Story: Nerve starts as we meet Vee (Roberts) a high school senior looking to go onto her dream college but for now she has to face staying at home with her mother after their own loss. When her risky friend Sydney (Meade) teaches about a new online game called Nerve which is Truth or Dare minus the Truth we get to see a new risk people are meant to take money.

When Vee gets her heartbroken by her crush she decides to be impulsive and become a player in Nerve. When Vee meets another player Ian (Franco) she finds herself getting caught up in a darker version of the game where she must battle life and death to make a little extra cash.

Nerve is a thriller that starts off simple and calm but soon becomes deadly, well this also ends up playing along the ideas of how far you will go to get extra money. This also plays on the idea that friendships at that age could only be thin and easily broken. When the film is all set and done this feels really long and over glossy to get to where the film wants to go and I would rather be watching the horror version of 13 Sins.

 

Overall: Over glossy thriller that just doesn’t suck you in like it should.

Rating

 55

 

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 8 – Bart the Daredevil

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Season 2

Episode 8 – Bart the Daredevil

Couch Gag – This time we get the couch tipping over with Maggie falling perfect on a cushion on front of the television.

Plot SynopsisAfter seeing a motorcycle daredevil at a monster truck show, Bart becomes a death-defying daredevil skateboarder.

What is going on reallyWe start this episode as Homer at Moe’s and Bart at home with friends watching wrestling with the same reaction before they both get drawn to Truckasaurus event.

To get to go to the event the boys must sit through one of Lisa’s musical event at school which Homer counts down till the very end. Arriving late the Simpsons car gets eaten by Truckasaurus and Bart becomes fascinated by the daredevil Lance Murdoch.

When Bart gets himself into trouble while performing stunts he doesn’t listen to advice he becomes a popular with the kids in town until he wants to jump Springfield Gorge.

Lisa being concerned tells the family as Homer bans him for jumping the Gorge showing the rebellious side of Bart he refuses to back down on his promise. But in their battle Homer ends up jumping the gorge showing Bart just how dangerous it actually is.

Star Character

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Final ThoughtsThis episode shows just how Bart always seeks attention and can be easily impressed, this episode also has some of the most famous scenes with Homer and the accident scene.

Rating 4/5