DVD App

DVD App
DVD App

Run time: 75 min
Rating: 5.5
Genres: Thriller
Director: Bobby Boermans
Writers: Robert Arthur Jansen
Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Isis Cabolet, Robert de Hoog
Storyline
A young psychology student is drawn into the dark and fearful world of a diabolic and mysterious App that starts to terrorize her, distributing compromising photographs, videos and text messages about herself and delves deeper and deeper into her personal life, flawlessly exposing all of her deepest secrets. Written by Anonymous
Plot Keywords: app, revenge, smartphone
Details:
Country: Netherlands
Release Date: 4 April 2013 (Netherlands)
Box Office
Budget: €1,500,000 (estimated)

4 Comments

  1. I think the director got a little too much carried away with the second screen technology. Even though the film is targeted at teens, the plot is just too thin.

    A few examples of this below, but mind the spoiler alert…

    —spoiler alert— It's absolutely not credible that a doctor would use software from some hacker to spy on people and put it into the body of a paralyzed person to make him walk again.

    If it is so obvious that an app is taking over your life and killing people, anyone would simply turn of the phone, take out the battery or just throw the phone in the water. But no, our lead character decides to actively use the deadly phone throughout the movie.

    Why would an app know how to kill someone who is swimming in a pool by turning on an analogue radio that is positioned next to a pool on top of a be able to turn on a radio on top of a scaffold?

    If someone just threw 2 liters of boiling water over your face, would you be able to drive a car and chase another person, only 15 minutes later?

  2. A young psychology student is drawn into the dark and fearful world of a diabolic and mysterious App that starts to terrorize her, distributing compromising photographs, videos and text messages about herself and delves deeper and deeper into her personal life, flawlessly exposing all of her deepest secrets.

    Absolutely worth singling out is Herman Witkam, the film's composer. Despite his lengthy credits, Witkam is not well known (at least not in America), but should be. He provides a score that is both unique and energizing, and fits the film's theme perfectly.

    The general idea is brilliant, especially as apps become more advanced and our privacy gets thinner and thinner through social media. This is truly something that needs to be seen by more viewers.

  3. The other reviewer felt this movie was far-fetched, but I feel just the opposite. It's like Hal 9000 and Siri and viruses and artificial intelligence all coming together. Even now, after I look up an item on Amazon.com, ads from that company follow me from web site to web site. Apps can control devices in your home. Add some AI apps to that and you might get an app that decides it's not really you trying to get into your garage. Throw in some spyware and you could be watched inside your own house.

    Anybody ever have adware/spyware that would not allow itself to be deleted? My brother had one of those. Ever had your computer held hostage by someone who wanted money or else your files would be encrypted? A former co-worker had that happen.

    Your cell phone tracks your location, your preferences, and your buying habits. Facebook wants access to your personal data, as does Google (which makes the Android software in your phone, how convenient). I'm not trying to be paranoid, but (spoiler alert) it was chilling when Iris (Siri spelled backwards) listed the date of a person's death while that person was still alive.

    The irony is that this movie comes with an app that can run alongside the movie. But after watching the movie, there's NO WAY I'm downloading that app.

  4. The Plot is weak. Not a university in a world in which professors call their students with the first name. The live of students is shown in a not appropriate way. To much trying of showing them as party anmials. To much commercials for alkohol and smartphones. How the GEZ can do this? The first review has it all pointed out to a rightfull end: weak plot. And some other points. Why the girl had to clean out the hole in the window she just broke in? She had be quick to save her friend in the water before she is electrocuted. But she comes too late because she had to clean out the shards of glass. Unnecessary. A hipster like movie. Thats just bad. To concentrated upon modern technology must happen n a better way. And how did the militias killed the relatives of the Russian professor? Militia=Police. Or was he habilated in the second world war and the milita was in the regions controlled by wehrmacht? No sense at all.

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