Ante el alucinante éxito de apps tales cómo "Pokemón Go", la aparición de una película como NERVE no deja de lucir como algo bastante pertinente. Sin embargo, los jóvenes realizadores desperdiciaron la oportunidad de hacer una critica a la aterradora injerencia de las redes sociales en la vida privada de los usuarios, conformandose en cambio con llevar a cabo una entretenida películita de suspenso para adolescentes.
No other directors besides Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman can make profoundly captivating films about digital society/culture that force us to look at ourselves while watching them and then make us feel like sheep when we turn on our phones upon the film concluding. Nerve is no exception. A taut, timely, and surprisingly little thriller with solid lead performances, despite its morality screaming to be heard.
A surprisingly decent if formulaic thriller from the directors of 'Catfish' dealing with darkweb, mob mentality, socio-cultural movements marketed towards young adult fiction post-millennial spectators. Solid performances from Emma Roberts and Dave (PG-13 equivalent of brother James) Franco.
'Nerve' is a refreshingly recherché film that succeeds in its lack of convention but falters in a number of elemental aspects of the filmmaking process. In terms of its relevance in the age of social media, the movie has set the bar spectacularly high— especially in its representation of digital information on-screen; however, in terms of production, writing, and acting, it's absent anything particularly substantive.
Actually this movie has some interesting themes. Such as how media social can give so many influences in every aspect of teenager's life. Inspired by "Truth or Dare" game but removed the "truth". You can say that Nerve is a satire of technology - especially in media social aspect. Including cyber crime and cyber bullying. Too bad, Nerve didn't explore this deeper. It just merely becomes an entertaining movie...