96 Minutes trailer teases
Watching 96 Minutes and reading the blurb I'm inclined to remember a number of films about a group of people for whom events turn very bad all in one night in a place where they shouldn't be, films that for me started with Judgement Night.
However 96 Minutes may have this formula and translating it to a younger generation, but the trailer looks harder and tougher, and above all it claims that it is inspired on actual events.
Of course that could mean a lot of things and using the word inspired rather than based makes the connection even looser, so we can't be sure how much of this is really true, but the blurb for 96 Minutes tells us what the film will show:
Inspired by true events, 96 Minutes is the harrowing story of 4 kids and one terrifying night. The events of the night unfold in real time as we intercut between a carjacking and the beginning of that day, following four separate kids - who they are, where they come from, and the seemingly innocuous decisions that lead them towards a terrifying and life changing conclusion. With no adults to guide them, they're left on their own to try to survive not only this night, but the shocking reality of the world they live in.
The trailer looks rather strong and the montage of images is timed well with the music to get the heart racing a little faster and make you think that this is going to turn really bad for the characters involved, but it doesn't really get to the bottom of who the characters are and what actually goes wrong.
I do think that we could have had a little more of the start of the story without revealing too much.
The film comes from Aimee Lagos who wrote and directed her first feature film with 96 Minutes, and there are a good few names you might not recognise but a couple you will. Brittany Snow, David Oyelowo and Evan Ross for example.
The trailer does promise that there's going to be a lot more to come which I like, but I'm not sure it has me hooked just yet.