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Wah Do What Now?,
This review is from: Wah Do Dem (DVD)
The best things about this movie were the excellent soundtrack and some of the location shots. However, the story left me heavily disappointed. Time Out London called it a "Slacker's Odessey", and I think the story writing is included in that.
The premise behind this movie sounded good. Main character (Max) gets dumped, goes on Jamaican cruise alone, gets robbed, stranded, and has an experience that changes his life perspective. Most of that was a fair assessment. But like in many indy movies that I've seen, they followed the trend of ending a tale by not ending it; leaving the audience waiting for results, and seeing nothing.
Max is a fairly nice variety of awkward slacker, but if he has some kind of change of perspective, we're given no indication of it whatsoever. The ride with our solo adventurer is certainly filled with interesting characters, but Max himself seems empty, bored and boring. Just when we've finished enduring his journey with him, and we're waiting for him to display some of his fresh wisdom in his Brooklyn-based world, we're kicked off the movie and stranded, ourselves. The 'laziest ending of a movie' award goes to...