Short Film Review: Two Wrongs

So here is my second short film review, it’s an extremely different type of film than the one I last reviewed, so I feel I should put some kind of trigger warning here: It’s a little violent. It’s definitely not a cute Disney short. But I think reviewing a wide range of films, of different genres (and qualities 😕) is really important. It’s good to see work from different directors and writers as everyone has their own unique style. With that being said, here is my latest review; it’s just my opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own, so I’d be interested to hear anyone else’s thoughts on it too 🙂

Title: Two Wrongs (2016)

Length: 4:08

Link: Click here 🙂

Synopsis: Two Wrongs follows a young man in Manchester and his plot for revenge after the murder of his brother by the leader of a gang.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Review: My first reaction to this film is that I really enjoyed it visually; the cinematography was incredible, particularly for such a short film. The atmosphere of the scenes were captured very well, specifically through the different colours used. For example, the cool lighting used to reflect the ‘cold-blooded’  murder at the beginning was a strong contrast to the red and orange shades used to reflect the anger and pain felt by the main character as he tried to avenge his brother. However, aside from the visual aspects, there is not much else I can praise about the film, as I was quite disappointed by the story. The dialogue often felt forced, and the plot seemed too long and complicated for such a short time-frame. There was not enough time to get to know the characters, especially the main character, so it was difficult to really empathise with him enough to justify his actions. In fact, there were points in the story where I lost track of who was who, and it wasn’t until the second time that I watched it that I actually understood exactly what was happening. Overall I feel that the story in itself could have been better suited to a feature film, as it would have given more time for the audience to understand who each character was, and what exactly their motives were,as to me, it felt impossible to do that in the space of 4 minutes.

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