Review #13: Operator

One evening, while watching TV, I found the movie called Operator. There was nothing else, so I gave it a try. At the beginning I thought that will be a good movie. After one and a half hour, I found out I was wrong. I didn’t watch that bad movie for a while.

The movie was released in 2015, wrote by Dwain Worrell and directed by Amariah Olson, Obin Olson. Starring: Mischa Barton, Luke Goss and Ving Rhames.

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The film tells the story of Pamela (Mischa Barton, yeah, that one from The O.C.), she’s 911 call center operator. When the daughter of her, and her husband Jeremy (Luke Goss), a Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper’s rules: send messages through dispatch for all police and fire units to scatter to remote locations throughout the city where they are met with chaos. Not knowing who or why, the one thing they do know is if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another – they will be solely responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city’s history. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives – save the city – or save their daughter.

Let’s start with the idea for this movie. I have to say, the idea itself was good enough. It’s a criminal drama, at the beginning, we have a mystery, and a lot of questions. But when more time past it’s getting worse. It’s predictable, a ton of plot holes, poor effects quality, especially at the end of the movie.

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Since the beginning, we know who’s the bad guy. We know how he looks like, but we don’t know why he’s doing this. What’s the motive? Of course we’ll find out about it, and it’s nothing special.

Even acting wasn’t impressive. I thought the cast doing this with not enough emotions. Just do this and let’s go home. I’m not sure if that’s because cast wanted act that way or it’s creators idea.

I tried to think if it’s anything I liked in this movie. Unfortunately I found nothing. I think the creators lots direction for this movie. Too bad because it could be a good entertaining film.

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That kind of movies, had their golden age in the 90s. Nowadays having a good idea for the movie, it’s not enough. You have to have an idea for cinematography, the characters. Without those elements, it’s gonna be a really weak movie.

 

2/10

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