The Answers (Short Film Review)



By Michael Goode and Daniel Lissing.

This is the first film I’ve ever seen of this kind.

So, the first image that the audience is confronted with, are that of the guy. Only his head is visible, and he looks like he is surrounded by a ghostly sheen. Then, we are contronted with the idea of time… obviously time runs out. To top it all off, there is a car crash. All this leads me to first assume that this guy is dead. (There are some points that I wonder what is happening because I’m confused, but then another sequence of images appears where it’s slightly cleared up.)

The enitre film is this guy asking questions and getting answers in numbers.

I really didn’t understand why this guy was so happy with some of the answers he got. Some of his questions were a bit silly. But, to each their own. Obviously the end, especially the discussion about his loved life, is a serious topic. It’s hard to lose someone you really care about, and this guy seems to realise his mistakes a bit too late.

I feel like the point of this film is to live your life to the fullest and not to let go of opportunities. Not to let go of the people who love you, and to give them your best.

It was really refreshing to see how powerful the film was in such a short space of time. The creators of this film really made the most of the length, making maximum impact with the various cuts. The script was good, there were some parts that were funny, and then of course there were parts which had a profound impact.

It was an enjoyable, although sad 8 minutes.




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