BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I am starting to learn with watching films at the gym. I have learnt that it is very hard to hear, and so subtitles are the way forward - even better - subtitled films. In comes Target, a film that is very much subtitled and one that had a great storyline. "Nine people are forced to play a lethal game in which only one of them can survive after they become trapped in an empty building."
I was actually pleasantly surprised by Target, I wasn't expecting anything as I had actually never even heard of this film before seeing it on Netflix but I do want to get back into foreign films again, and this was definitely a great place to start.
Target starts in such a great way too, working from near enough the end with one of the characters telling police and the viewer, what happened to him and everyone else as he is lying in bed, burnt to a crisp. It then goes backwards in time through flashbacks and actually shows you, until the end when it literally tips everything on its head...don't try and work anything out with this one. You probably would be able to work it out if you tried hard enough, but it really takes out the fun of the ending if you do.
Target is a pretty fun movie, it has humour, lots of it, it has deaths, mostly off screen, and some of the campiest fight scenes you will ever see - so why more people didn't like this, I will never know. It has a great opening title sequence, a great ending and actors who are on the mark, maybe not with all their jokes though - but I don't know whether that's due to me watching more English/American films and the humour being different. I definitely wouldn't mark Target down for that, that's just a bit of a cultural difference. It had some great humour in it, some really clever jokes, but some may have just missed the mark.
Target was a very good movie, but it really tied it up so well with the ending. Not just one twist comes and hits you in the face, but two - and not just straight after. You have a little breather break before the next one comes along, and my god, they are worth the wait. As mentioned, you might be able to work it out, but you shouldn't.
Target is fun and clever and definitely makes me want to watch more Indonesian films, as with this smart little gem, I feel I am missing out.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..