Watch: Super Dark Times 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence..
Plot: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 23,661
|90% | RottenTomatoes
|75/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 525 Popularity: 8.511 | TMDB
**Secrets always find its way out!**
Actually not a bad film. Seeing the poster, you can expect the kids films like ‘ET’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Goonies’, et cetera kind. But it was a different. More matured kind of narration. Then the characters are still teenagers and as usual their mischievous lands them a big trouble. So the four friends set to wander around, but soon when they met with an accident, they decide to resolve it in their way. But it begins to take a twist when one of them goes berserk. Once again, they have to come up with something to end it all for good. It becomes more intense and ends with a decent finale.
The casting was so good. These boys were really great. The story does not look that fine, but the way it was made and performances puts it on the top. Looks like they are future big stars. It was from a cinematographer turned filmmaker. It’s his first direction and a fine debut. I don’t know the title meant exactly what the it had narrated, but convincing enough. So one of the decent thriller from the year, definitely worth a watch.
Any time a movie looks like it’s trying to hit the “Fucked Up Coming of Age Movie” notes, I’m interested. _Super Dark Times_ is perhaps not the grandest example of them all, but it’s still a very good one.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Clear screenplay with ample dramatic developments and unexpected turns of events. Actors of high-school age carry story very well
Saw this at the Rotterdam film festival 2017 (website: iffr.com). The synopsis on the festival website contained ample pointers to avoid this movie, for example “life revolves around vying for popularity, hanging out, falling in love and looking for kicks”. Luckily there was only little attention for partying, courting, clothes, and more such, unlike other movies covering youngsters of high-school age. The real drama took some time to develop, but once becoming apparent it stayed in the forefront, and so should it be.
A bit problematic (for me) is that the finale went a bit too fast and too bloody for my taste, something that did not follow logically from what happened before. It seemed a bit over the top. On the other hand, a different ending was not easy to think of, as involving the police and the legal system would have ruined the story completely. Moreover, it would require bringing in the parents of our main protagonists, which usually does not bode well for the clarity of the drama. Anyway, unexpected turns of events came at a steady pace and without weak moments, one step after another. The role of the female college students was less cultivated, as if they were only background tapestry, or maybe serving as catalyst material to speed up developments but otherwise not really crucial for the outcome.
Unclear is the opening scene where a deer is found dead in the class room with a broken window. It took some time before the police entered, who started exchanging glances with each other, but I’m at a loss what it all meant.
From the final Q&A I learned a nice statement: “planting little seeds here and there is the essence of script writing”. And also: Rhythm and pacing are important (it was a side answer to a question about the sound track, but even more applying to the screenplay).
Also from the Q&A: A serious attempt was made to give Josh more dimensions in his character. Same for the others, though they did not need it that much. All were nice young men without really bad habits, but only nice is not enough to keep our interest.
All in all, I was glad to have booked tickets for this movie, despite my fears that it was to become another coming-of-age story with too much time devoted on courting and partying. This time there were no problems along that line. It sustained a real focus on the central story and its pacing of subsequent developments. The audience awarded this movie a mediocre 73rd place (out of 172) with an average score of 3.905 *out of 5).
Pretentious and illogical 3rd act.
I’m sorry, but if you want to tell a story that works, you can’t pull a complete 180 in the beginning of the 3rd act and turn a character into a psychopath FOR NO LOGICAL REASON. How is this moving the plot forward? You’re just canceling the whole 1 hr and 10 min of the movie!!! What a horrible waste of two very well done first acts. Did the screenwriter think he was being edgy? All it does is make you say “WTF?! Why?!” Maybe this insane turn of events makes sense to psychopaths… I dunno. It made me so angry. Thee ol’ bait and switch. It’s basically two different movies and neither one has a resolution. Sloppy. Stupid. Pretentious. You’re not being deep guy… you’re just destroying the plot of your movie. A potentially very good movie too. Sad. Way to ruin your movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Horror
Director Kevin Phillips
Writer Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
Actors Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino
Country United States
Awards 4 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Epic Dragon, Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process /i Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP