Nerve 極限挑機 (2016) – USA
Reviewed by: Andrew Chan
Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Writers: Jeanne Ryan (novel), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay)
Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade
With the everything virtually being done by smartphones, Facebook live, the latest Pokemon craze and pretty much every other dating apps. The frightening reality presented by Nerve is more close to happening then otherwise. Emma Roberts stars as the young girl unable to excel or take on things in life and challenges herself to become a “player” of Nerve. In the process, she is teamed up with the charismatic Dave Franco. Together they go through one dare after another and in the process gaining a load of “watchers”. This film highlights the dangers of privacy, personal data and protection. The notion of “watchers” is explored quite deeply and the speech of how they hide behind their masks forgetting basics respect for one another and eventually cheapening the human life in the form of entertainment. All in all, Nerve is a fast moving and highly tensed film that is both interesting for teenagers and adults alike. Take note at the high rise stunts which will likely keep your breath away. Have fun and enjoy the ride!
I rate it 3.75 out of 5.
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