The Tent – Drama, Thriller
Category – Movie
Content – “The Crisis” is an event that turns David’s world upside down. An apocalyptic type evnt that forces him to survive on his own in a tent, with survival tactics that he learned as a child. While being hunted by creatures, he learns that staying hidden inside the tent becomes his main survival tool. Until a stranger arrives, Mary. While this is odd to David, he eventually tries to embrace her into his camp. However, she convinces him that leaving the tent might actually be the answer to survival in this strange world. That staying hidden inside the tent is living but not actually surviving. The story is a bit unbelievable and quite frankly, weird. If the creatures cannot touch you inside the tent, then why leave? I found myself disengaging in this film, until the last 15 minutes. What happens in the last part of the film makes the entirety of the movie make sense. I try and not have any spoilers in my reviews, but to say that this film comes together in a shocking twist is understated. The end brings everything that has happened to the surface and explains the weird creatures and his survival tactics, all with one word. What’s the word? You have to watch to find out! This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – The actor playing David is named Tim Kaiser. While I haven’t heard of this actor, he did a tremendous job. His acting skills seemed effortless and he played this survivalist very well. The other lead in this film is Mary, played by Lulu Dahl. A seemingly newer actress, she did a fine job. Acting refinement comes with working on many roles and defining your craft. I think Lulu will get there someday if she continues the process. Let’s face it, lots of actors aren’t great in the beginning, it comes with time and the comfort of the work. Score is 6 out of 10.
Duration – 85 mins. Another one under 90 minutes, and again, is good timing. The last 15 minutes or so of this film is a revelation you do not see coming! This gets a 8 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for The Tent – 21 out of 30
Recommended Watch – Watch this dramatic movie knowing that towards the end, one word explains everything! That is the key to this film’s success!!!
***Kuddos to Director and Writer Kyle Couch for your spin on this film, Excellent job!***