Nerve is a clever, tech thriller based around the new millennium of the online world. Ian (Dave Franco) and Vee (Emma Roberts) are likeable characters who will take you on adrenaline-fueled thrills – fun, fast and compelling. The movie’s suspenseful pace teamed with sharp editing, and neon aesthetics makes the viewing experience more enjoyable.
So, if you feel like you have seen it all in the trailer (which was our first impression) then let the movie prove you wrong because it certainly offers more than you would expect! Nerve delivers real jolts that make you want to clutch onto the person sitting next to you. Literally.
This movie is a great exploration of the glamour and danger of the World Wide Web, and we highly recommend it! BUT before we spoil anything for you, here’s an example of our reaction throughout the film:
1. Ohhhhh shhh, things are about to get real
2. Then Ian (Dave Franco) jumped in the picture *heart eyes*
3. Pfft… she’s not gonna… wait what?!
… the things they do… I can’t even. #shocked
4. Right when you thought you’re used to the thrill, some dude does something extremely dangerous.
5. Uh-oh, that building looks very, very high. Too high! And she’s going to walk through a ______?!??!
…only with one hand, hanging off a______.
Right until the end, we be like…
Verdict: Nerve brings enough arm-clutching and I-can’t-look experience to excite you of what’s to come for Ian and Vee. The movie slightly looses its zing in the last quarter, but the key message it produces is robust enough to create better observations in this youth-movie ride.
NERVE (2016) = GOOD ☆☆☆
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