By Colby Cyrus
Having suicidal thoughts can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental and physical health. It can cause feelings of despair, hopelessness, and isolation, leading to a decline in quality of life. Suicidal thoughts can also interfere with daily activities, relationships, and work performance. Seeking professional help and support from loved ones can aid in managing suicidal thoughts and preventing suicide.
The message that “Torn” holds is serious and must not be underestimated or misjudged. There are a lot of people in this world that need help. However, the film “Torn” has fallen short in several areas.
First of which is the sound and audio (dialogue and background music), the transition from the dialogue to the music and vice versa was somehow irritating and annoying, it should’ve been enhanced in the editing room.
However, the film’s story and pacing were its main weaknesses. The plot was underdeveloped and lacked depth, leaving the viewer with little to hold onto. The characters were also poorly fleshed out, making it difficult to empathize with their situations. As a result, the film felt more like a snapshot of a moment rather than a fully realized story.
In terms of pacing, the film suffered from a slow start and a rushed conclusion. The first half of the film was filled with drawn-out scenes that added little to the story, while the ending felt abrupt and unsatisfying. The pacing issues also made it difficult to engage with the characters, as their actions and motivations were not given enough time to be fully explored.
Another issue with the film was the lack of dialogue. While dialogue is not necessary for a film to be effective, in this case, it left the characters feeling distant and difficult to connect with. The film relied heavily on visual cues to convey emotions and motivations, but the lack of dialogue made it challenging to understand the characters’ internal struggles.
Despite these flaws, there were still some aspects of the film that were enjoyable. One of the strengths of the film is the cinematography. The camera work and lighting were effective in creating a somber and melancholic atmosphere that fit the film’s overall tone. The use of muted colors and shadows added to the film’s visual appeal, giving it a distinct indie feel.
Overall, this indie short movie is average. While the cinematography was commendable, the underdeveloped plot, pacing issues, audio and lack of dialogue left the film feeling shallow and difficult to connect with. However, it’s worth noting that this is a short film, and as such, it may not have had the time or resources to fully explore its story and characters.
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