Let’s Be Evil (2016)

Director: Martin Owen

Writer: Elizabeth Morris, Martin Owen, Jonathan Willis (Screenplay)

Starring: Kara Tointon, Jamie Bernadette, Isabelle Allen, Elizabeth Morris, Elliot James Landridge

 

Plot: A vision of augmented reality.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Mystery Brain Tester

 

Story: Let’s Be Evil starts in a world where education is being blamed for the flaws in the next generation of human intelligence, Jenny (Morris), Tiggs (Tionton) and Darby (Landridge) all get hired for a secret job where they will be watching over candidates and guided by the artificial intelligence (Voiced by Bernadette).

In this facility, the three watch over gifted children who are being educated in a way unlike anything we or the mentors have seen before, this doesn’t give Jenny the interaction she had imagined and soon things take a turn when the candidates take over the facility leaving Jenny, Tiggs and Darby needing to find a way out.

 

Thoughts on Let’s Be Evil

 

Characters/PerformanceJenny is a young woman who has worked to help care for her sick mother, but when this dream job comes up it is a chance to work with gifted children and make enough money to cover her mother’s medical bills. Tiggs is another member of the carers team that has more worldly experience and fights when needed. Darby is the third member that is meant to be the smartest but also the one that would break easiest. Cassandra is one of the candidates not acting like the rest.

Performance wise, Elizabeth does a good job at the everyday woman in this film as well as getting herself a writing credit along the way. Kara and Elliot make for good supporting characters too.

StoryThe story follows three adults picked to look after gifted children in a future where the intelligence levels are crashing. This story does keep us guessing to why the children are kept separate to learn, what are they learning and in the final third of the just how much is reality, this keeps us on our toes which is always great to see in a mystery thriller.

ThrillerThis film does keep us on the edge of our seats from start to finish as we just want to know what is going on and what will happen next.

SettingsThe film is set completely inside the underground facility which gives us the true feeling of an experiment going on as well as helping us understand there is no easy escape.

Special EffectsThe effects are all used to create the artificial intelligence, Arial is all computer style which we see through the effects as well as different parts of the reality.

Final ThoughtsThis is a mystery thriller I do feel should be going to watch, it does test morale ideas even if certain parts do feel long at times, you will always be wanting to know what is happening.

 

Overall: Thriller that is a must watch for the fans of the genre.

Rating

 

 

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