07 Aug 2019s Level 16
2019s Level 16
2019s Level 16 stars a bunch of people I wasn’t familiar with other than Sara Canning from the Vampire Diaries. It’s not a bad thing. It’s actually a nice change to see some new faces in genre films.
The story mainly revolves around Vivian, a young woman who is in some facility with other young women. It’s clear they’re being groomed for something, but it’s not revealed for quite a bit in.
So, this kinda felt like a long episode of maybe Doctor Who, maybe Black Mirror, but didn’t feel much like a film. The cinematography and scoring left a little to be desired with me. I think pacing was a bit of an issue as well.
When the twist happens later on, I liked it, but it just took too long to get there. At 1hr 44min, it’s a long film, and for the interesting thing to happen around 1hr 30min in, it took some patience to get there.
So, this one was just average for me. I don’t think anyone needs to drop everything to watch it, but I’ll always tell people they should support and watch all that they can. People work really hard on these films, so it’s good to support them. Unless they’re Uwe Boll, of course. But this is much better than one of his films.
Streaming on Showtime now.