DVD Review: Zero Day
What could happen when bullies drive their victims to a certain point.
Zero Day came to my attention when Alex Withrow of And So It Begins.. did a list of his top 10 favorite found footage movies. While I don't care much for the genre itself, there were a few on that list that sounded intriguing. This is one of them.
Calvin (Cal Robertson) and Andre (Andre Keuck) are two angry teenagers that call themselves 'The Army of Two.' they've declared war on their school and plan on shooting it up on 'Zero Day.' We're watching this movie via Andre's video camera, as they've made a diary of sorts, kept the tapes in a safety deposit box and bequeathed it to 'The Media.'
This movie felt really authentic to me. No one in it looked like an actor, this could've easily been real. It's sad to hear how angry these boys are. How sick they are of their classmates tormenting them. There's scenes of the boys hanging out with their obviously loving parents, and it's a shame to know that their sons are about to commit a terrible crime and leave them behind. The actual crime is shown through security footage from their school, and its pretty terrifying, but isn't gratuitous in it's violence, but man it is hard to watch.
Memorable Quote: "Don't think about that, we love you." - Andre (Andre Keuck)