Welcome back to Short Film Mondays! This month we have Gideon Blackman’s ‘It’s No Game’ up for review, so take a look below!:
There are spoilers present from here on in:
It’s No Game may have an interesting premise; ‘what’s it like to come back from the dead but in your ex’s body?’, but its execution is pretty poor unfortunately. We have painful attempts at being funny, poor acting, and a fairly drafty script. It’s a shame that this one lost whatever potential it had, because I was pretty intrigued at first. But pretty much every detail of this film lets it down, even the soundtrack which quickly becomes repetitive and jarring.
Omer Warman’s performance leaves a certain amount to be desired, at points he is OK, but at others his line delivery is pretty poor and that’s a big reason for the film’s humour falling flat. The other actors do a marginally better job, and although they come across positively when compared to Warman, there’s still nothing here that’s particularly impressive.
Unfortunately I have very little to say about this one, and nothing that’s positive. We were never given a reason to care about our lead, nor about his journey, or it’s outcome. It doesn’t really feel like he went under any sort of profound journey or process of realisation, and thus the ending just feels empty. Perhaps I’m being overly harsh on this short, but frankly I think my comments are justified. Do you disagree? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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