Are you a watcher or a player?
Industrious high school senior Vee Delmonico is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by her friends, Vee decides to join Nerve, a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares. It’s not long before the adrenaline-fueled competition requires her to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. When Nerve begins to take a sinister turn, Vee finds herself in a high-stakes finale that will ultimately determine her entire future.
In case you’re feeling unsure whether Nerve is worth watching in cinemas, here are 10 reasons why millennials (and millennials at heart) will love it:
1. No one can relate to the graphics and OST more than the millennial watchers
2. Emma Roberts (as Vee) stepping out of her comfort zone
3. Dave Franco (as Ian) being himself
4. A fast-paced story…
Tip: Listen carefully to tidbits about Vee’s brother and Ian’s ultimate dare during the previous year. Missing out these parts will leave you confused.
5. Which leads to a whirlwind romance
Don’t cringe at that 24-hour romance too; it happens in real life! What more when you meet someone who makes you feel that you’re in control of your life and literally sweeps you off your feet for the very first time. And as far as I know, most of the “watchers” (of the movie) approve of the Dave-Emma pairing. We’re looking forward to see more movies featuring these two millennial favorites.
6. The game’s too good to be true
7. You need a lot of Nerve to keep your eyes open
8. We all have that one friend
9. Sums up our tech-driven life
From the constant need to feel in control, getting tired of being a mere “shadow”, wanting to break out from the comfort zone, finding a person we’d like to share our life with in an instant, having a thirst for “followers” or “watchers” to feel socially acceptable in the online community, and everything in between – it’s all packed in this movie.
10. You like open-ended stories, right?
Ces the millennial rates: 7/10
Watch it for entertainment’s sake. You won’t regret it given the very millennial environment, relatable scenarios, crazy dares, and all the awesome graphics from Lionsgate Movies. However, there are downsides to this movie: Minus one for the lack of depth in the characters, given that everything is happening so fast. Don’t watch this if you’re a sucker for movies that will make you feel so attached to the main pair. Minus one for the scenes that weren’t explained properly – but would have been better if they did (Like how the hacking was done. That would have been a bomb.). Minus one to the ending because it feels like I’ve been left hanging to want for more. Lacks a handful of things but yes, it’s entertaining. The presence of Dave and Emma are enough for a fan like me.
Want to know what else we’re watching this month? Take a look at our end-of-July watch list here.
(All images are from Lionsgate Movies’ ‘Nerve’ (2016) and official ‘Nerve’ Facebook page.)