We watched Resolution on Tubi and were treated to something so meta that Facebook might have a case against them.
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Mike (Peter Cilella) heads out into the country to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to quit his stimulant abuse after receiving a video of him deep in the depths of psychosis.
Upon arriving at Chris’ domicile, Mike starts noticing lots of weird doings transpiring.
After chaining Chris to the wall, the two close friends hunker down and start reliving their relationship to everyone’s chagrin.
As Mike begins to delve deeper into Chris’ world and the rural area around the house, he keeps noticing strange occurrences that indicate they are being watched.
What is watching Mike and Chris, and how will this movie end?
A couple months ago I watched The Endless - another movie that was written and directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. It blew me away. I heard that Resolution was the first movie that they made, and it tied in to The Endless. Having watched The Endless before Resolution made the experience a lot more enjoyable and interesting.
As a stand alone film, Resolution is fairly interesting and compelling. It’s essentially a drama with a lot of sinister mystery thrown in for good measure.
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Being a fairly paranoid person, a lot of the feelings conveyed in this movie are familiar to me.
Most of what Resolution explores is the complexities of addiction, and what it means to find meaning in life. Sometimes meaning is what we make of it, and sometimes the world provides us with the bump we needed to wish we had done more with what we had.
Alone, it’s not a groundbreaking movie, but it does do a lot in terms of meta winking and suggestions. While not as in-your-face with the meta as Scream, the narrative in this is so meta that it’s a little daunting to fully appreciate. It’s a perfect movie to follow up The Endless which is one of my favorite horror movies in years.