Dec 09 2009

Pleasant Suprise

Published by under Short Films

   imagesCA2SRMGF  Wasp is 23 minutes long, so there’s no way it can have any substance, why bother. These are my thoughts as I am introduced to this movie. I have never been one for short films, I always felt that you can never get the full effect and meaning of a film if it’s “short.” I always compared short films to watching one episode of a popular TV show only to have them take it off the air.

    However these 23 minutes were filled with education, judgment, sympathy, relation, and honest entertainment. Andrea could have dragged this movie out for another hour but there was no need. She successfully depicted Zoë as an unfit mother with her messy house and irresponsibility yet raised sympathy and understanding that Zoë is stuck in the single mother struggle while the father get a free pass. Very powerful short film, a pleasant suprise for a skeptic.

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3 Responses to “Pleasant Suprise”

  1.   Aon 12 Dec 2009 at 3:10 am

    I’m a big fan of short, simple things, whether it’s a movie or an essay. Honestly, I agree with Alina post-realization, that short movies get to the heart of an issue faster than does a long movie (MIN YE!!!).

  2.   Alina Pavlovaon 09 Dec 2009 at 5:09 pm

    i felt about short films the same way you did. i never thought it was possible to do anything in a short period of time – how could plot be effectively developed and concluded? how could characters be developed?
    but through this movie i realized that concise thinking can do a lot. now, to me, not only does it seem more effective to make a short movie because it eliminates a lot of pointless dragging on, but it also allows the director and the audience to get right to the point and make the message short and sweet. too much anticipation can sometimes be bad too!

  3.   Kay Mokon 09 Dec 2009 at 12:49 am

    I really loved this short! The suspense of the wasp really worked on me, even though it might’ve looked really unreal. And if we pay attention to all the little details and what Zoe does for her children, we can really tell that Zoe does indeed love the children. The songs in there were great too.