- Origin: 5/25
- Story: 2/25
- Camera/SFX: 12/25
- Performance: 14/25
Featuring several intersecting stories, The Last Summer follows a group of recent high school graduates as they navigate their way through their final summer before taking off for college. As the youths wrestle with love lost and found, form friendships in unexpected circumstances, and take greater control in their relationships with parents, they ultimately decide who they will be and what they will do as they stand on the precipice of adulthood.
- Rated: NR
- Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
- Directed by: William Bindley
- Written by: William Bindley, Scott Bindley, April Prosser
- Release date: 3rd May, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 105 minutes
- Studio: Netflix
|Norman Johnson Jr.||Mason|
Just another basic teen drama that gives us nothing new. I’m finding it hard to talk about the film and its lore, its 2 dimensional and boring. It just repeats what every teen drama does, but not as effective. I suppose the character themselves were diverse and it was good to see the film not focus on just one storyline.
The narrative was boring and made teen life seem like the only thing in your life is important is then. It acts as though after the summer has ended it will all be doom and gloom. By the end, most of the films worries became redundant and the whole end of the summer doom just became a happy ending with no real point. This film just wanted to eat BBQ and show abs.
It was mediocre at best, with all the poor scripting and boring drama, the camera shots and effect did nothing to improve it. They just seemed to make it even more ridiculous. There was one good emotional scene with Maia and K.J, I felt some realism for a split second and then it was ruined by jumping to another characters story about chasing women; come on we live in the 21st century.
With a poor script the actors were already faced with a hard task. There was no creation nor was there any really emotion for me to believe. Maia Mitchell was probably the best, and her story arc wasn’t even that good nor did it make sense. The cast are forgettable, but it doesn’t mean they were bad.