Movie Taken Over (2016) download free
Book Title: Taken Over|
Directors: Harley Wallen
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Stars: Dennis Haskins,T.J. Storm,Calhoun Koenig
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Full movie description "Taken Over":Two Detectives are searching for clues to some very unique murders. A close friend finding her faith in search to clear her friend and a very bad man make up the main characters to this thriller.
Reviews of the Taken OverI know there is a good amount of trolling on this website, so I just want to start by saying that this piece is not being written in an effort to troll; I am interested in writing more reviews for Indie films, and I figured I'd start with the last indie film I saw in theaters.
"Taken Over" follows two cops, Detective Brown and Detective Sunderland, who are brought into a case where an old man (Dennis Haskins) shoots someone in broad daylight. Problem is, he doesn't have any memory of the incident.
Similar murders continue to be committed over town with the same MO; people who are seemingly random, law abiding citizens. The audience then finds out that a Demon (Director Harley Wallen) is behind these murders. He whispers Swedish, and the person is put in a trance. They then go to commit the murder, regaining consciousness hours later.
There are some very, very nice pieces to this film. Great performances from both detectives, Kris Reilly and Joe Piazza. They vibed very well together, really brought the realism to the partnership.
The film is a low budget film. There are clearly sound issues, blown out highlights, and some campy performances. But that's okay, that's part of the deal. None of those issues took me out of the film. But the script did. And for that, there is never an excuse.
*TONS OF SPOILERS AHEAD*
The MOTIVATIONS for EVERY character was all over the place. I'll go through a few here:
- It is never established why a mafia type boss begins contracting this
- The frickin' town of Lake Orion was a hilarious place to set the
- Another thing about the location: Why was the demon there? He's as
- The most egregious example of lazy writing comes at the end of Act
- So, the ending. Wow. The Demon is killed by a Priest from Jamaica or
There was one more major issue I had with the film; the event surrounding it. This all DOES NOT affect the score I gave the film.
First of all, I went into the film thinking "this better be worth $25." I tried to squash that feeling, knowing that I already had a negative mind going into the film. I'm glad that the filmmakers were able to doll up, walk the red carpet, and reminisce about the production. I would hope for that! But the constant crowning of two actors I had never heard of was extremely distracting.
Dennis Haskins was from Saved by the Bell, which I had never seen. And TJ Storm stunt coordinator in LA. The filmmakers kept saying he was in Deadpool, but he actually did the motion capture for Colossus. Which is very cool, but NOT the same thing. Very much akin to a kid in LA saying "I worked with Spielberg," when he was an office intern. A lot of great actors deserved to be praised for their work in the film.
The worst was during the Q&A. Someone asked Harley about his writing process, and Kaiti Wallen (either sister or wife of Harley) excitedly blurted out "Three hours! He wrote the film in three hours!"
I was finally struck with my a-HA moment. THAT is why the film fell short. THAT is why the script was littered with lazy troupes and unrealistic motivations. Because he wrote the script in three hours. And for that to be a point of excitement for the producers just shows the surprising lack of knowledge for how scripts are actually made.
Look, I'm not a filmmaker. I write and study scripts as a creative outlet. I just think that if a production team is going to go through all the rigors of making a feature film, the very least they could do is go through a second draft. Because the solid edit, strong performances, and thousands of dollars are all wasted on a below average script.
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