Sie Hat Es Verdient
Dealing with the idea of teenegers and their ability to peer pressure one another into doing unearthly things, Sie Hat Es Verdient had the potential to be a great film. However, in an effort to make a point, the film pushed too hard, becoming a bit too ridiculous as it played with my limit of believability. This, in addition to the horrid use of subtitles, had me scratching my head as I attempted to piece together the dialogue to makes sense of it all – a difficult task by anyone’s account.
I did find it interesting that the majority of the female characters had extremely strong personalities and weren’t complacent within the film. The male characters are, to put it nicely, complete pansies. Really, I wish I were joking. I’m all for having a strong female character, but at least provide some sort of male balance, otherwise the situation is hardly realistic.
The nonlinear storytelling method used by the director both intrigued and annoyed me. I postulated much of the film based on the order of the storyline, but found it difficult to see how the characters moved from point A to point B. It wasn’t until the middle of the story that I got a full grasp on what exactly was going on, and by that time it was a bit too late to keep my interest.
So long as I didn’t focus too intently on the plot or subtitles, I really enjoyed Sie Hat Es Verdient. But let’s be honest, nearly every horrid film would become great if we were to overlook the plot and dialogue. In being fair, this film was quite the disaster.