Boredom Strikes Again (Nerve Movie Review)
[dropcap]U[/dropcap]sually, the summer zooms by with half adventure and half with boredom. This past summer, my sister Saher, my cousin Rahema, and I were spiritless, sitting on our tush on a casual Wednesday night, while the rest of our cousins were out partying it up. We had decided to take a spontaneous trip to Edwards Brea Movie Theater, to watch the upcoming movie, Nerve.
Not sure what to expect, we had quickly made our way inside to soon find out that our seats were recliners and there was about 7 people in the screening room, including our group.
The movie is basically about a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares for cash. There are also watchers, who also earn if they give dares to the players. The more dangerous stunts you achieve the more you make. If you back out on even one of them, you lose all the money. When Nerve, the online games starts to go downhill, Vee Delmonico, the protagonist, sees her future at risk.
The main two characters are Dave Franco and Emma Roberts. Emma Roberts plays a young high school senior who is tired of living on the sidelines and wants to experience life for herself. When she signs up to play Nerve, she comprehends that the game has gathered information about her off of her face book, Instagram, twitter etc. and centers the dares off of their fears. She starts her series of dares by kissing a young intelligent man, Ian, at the local diner, he also happens to be a player. When Vee is ready to accept her next challenge, Ian happens to notice that his and Vee’s trials are linked together. They soon make their move as a team, accepting each spur one by one, falling for each other little by little. As the night goes on, Delmonico realizes the cons of this game, and views that Ian isn’t who he claims to be, and is hiding a secret. Once, her eye catches this tragedy, Vee tries to call quits and get aid but gets herself into a stickier situation. If you rat the game out to the police or attempt to bring it down, the game central takes control of your life and there is no way to get it back, unless you finish ALL the dares given and win against your opponent. Ian’s secret is that he has been trapped in this game for months now, because when the game got too hectic and people started getting hurt, he started seeking for help to take the website down. Trying her best, to fix this clutter, she grasps that the only way out, is to finish the series. Ian and Vee quickly makes a plan to get out safe and shut the game down. They face a rough batch of obstacles, but eventually make it out safely.
The movie was released in the United States on, July 27 2016. The idea of Nerve originally came for the novel written by Jeanne Ryan. The book was published in September of 2012. Nerve is a New York City Lionsgate Film. The movie’s well known directors, who put their heart and soul into the movie, were Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. The budget that was set for the movie, was $20 million. The crew made an average of $27. 7 million. The screenplay was written by Jessica Sharzer. It is a pg-13 age limit, and a great moive to watch as a family. It is about an hour and thirty-six minutes long, not too lengthy and always keeping you on the edge of your seat. The film was shot in New York, mostly during the late hours. The show is ranked 64% on Rotten Tomatoes, but in my book, its ranked a 182%.