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Film Review: King Ripple (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS:

Four teens travel into a desolate and decrepit urban wasteland brought forth by the very being they wish to find, dead or alive.

REVIEW:

More short films, kiddies! Today we have KING RIPPLE,  directed by Luke Jaden.

This is an urban fairy tale about a mythical king (Keith Stanfield, DEATH NOTE, GET OUT) who just wants to be left alone. He claims a part of the city as his own, and no one is welcome in his kingdom. However, a group of adventurers are determined to find him, either to prove he is dead or that he was never real at all.

it’s difficult to go into any details here, simply because the legend of the king is so full and colorful, and the imagery is just as important as the plot. There’s a lot one can take from the film as far as meaning and I really don’t want to be the one who influences your interpretation.

It is interesting to note that as I was researching the film, I found it described alternately as a science fiction, as a drama, and as a fantasy film. So obviously there is a lot for the viewer to take in and to make up their own mind about.

Let me just say that is a fascinating film. Beautiful cinematography, great cast, and a well written dark tale for any urban dweller. While I really can’t go into very much detail without ruining the thing for you, I ask you take my word for it when I say its well worth watching.

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