Oh, look here. Another movie called Condemned. Isn't that original?
|"I'm a messy eater,"|
To start it off, the introduction to this movie really has absolutely no purpose. It feels rushed and attributes nothing to the rest of the experience. Some of the choices to show the passing of time feel completely out of context or as if they were taken from another film. However, once the story picks up and some of the building's residents come to center stage, it's an interesting approach to a subject that puts an uncommon twist on the story. While a little bit of the acting was hard to watch from time to time, some of the choices that the characters made were realistic and helped keep the audience engaged. The special effects makeup was not fooling anyone. It's obvious that the film didn't have much of a budget. However, it was nice seeing organic touches sprinkled throughout. I actually thought my computer was glitching out during the online screener. This was probably the best part about the entire movie.
|"Oh my god!!! No! Not another|
movie called Condemned!!!"
The ending to Condemned was predictable and felt like a cop out. Although there were not many directions it could go, at least they stuck to the continued theme of disappointment. The score is half new age punk and half late '80s club music, both being appropriate at the times they were used. Overall, Condemned was a rollercoaster ride, one with a rickety track, and a journey you want to escape from about halfway through.
Condemned is directed and written by Eli Morgan Gesner. Cast members include Lydia Hearst and Ronen Rubinstein, producers Jack Heller, Jason Sokoloff, and Dallas Sonnier.
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