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ATM trailer seems a little forced

ATM.jpgI struggled to see the concept working myself and when I saw the trailer for ATM just a few moments ago my concerns were well founded. The story is simple, in an enclosed ATM, in the middle of a deserted car park late at night, three friends are trapped by a ruthless killer and can't get out or get rescue.

Alarm bells rang in my head when I read that concept, and so they should in the ATM itself, and in the end it started to remind me of other similarly trapped films, and then it just seemed to get a little absurd.

The film stars Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck and Alice Eve and comes from the writer Chris Sparling who wrote Buried. Here's the blurb for ATM:

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

There are a few issues I have with the film that just made me groan, and I do have a problem with films where I can see a way that characters could easily end the run of the story if they just said or did something, and maybe I'm wrong, maybe if they took that route things wouldn't work out, but it just frustrates me to think that they wouldn't. Interestingly there's another trailer up today that does the same thing to me.

However this is the way it plays out so I'll just accept it and move on, then there's the final scene where the bad guy in the parka ups the ante and it just seems to be a little daft. See what you think.

Here's the trailer through TrailerAddict:



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