This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 56. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Hey there, friends! 😊
So, last night I curled up to watch “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet,” directed by Robin Hays. The film kicks off with a bang, and I was instantly hooked. The plot revolves around this teenager, Luke, who predicts the death of his best friend, and then, bam! It actually happens. Talk about a chilling start, right? Cameron Monaghan, who I totally adored in Gotham (he was the bomb as Jerome, am I right?), plays Luke. He brings this intense, broody vibe to the character that’s just spot on. His performance? Chef’s kiss! 👌
Luke has to decide what to do with this apparent gift/curse he’s been given. Should he try to prevent the tragedies he foresees? Or is it hopeless to try and change fate? You know, typical “great power, great responsibility” stuff.
Now, here’s where things get a bit… yawn-worthy. The middle of the movie slows down to a crawl. It’s like, we get it, Luke’s life is turned upside down, but do we need to watch him mope around for what feels like an eternity? I found myself checking my phone, wondering if watching paint dry would be more exciting. Spoiler alert: it probably would be. 😴
But hey, it’s not all doom and gloom. The actors really do their best with what they’re given. Like I said earlier, I’m a big Cameron Monaghan fan, and he brought a ton of emotion to Luke’s character. Peyton List plays Faith, Luke’s love interest, and she’s just adorable. Their chemistry is like watching two puppies play – totally cute but kinda predictable, you know?
The film picks up towards the end, though, just when I thought I might doze off. The climax is intense, and the ending ties things up in a neat little bow, leaving you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. So, kudos to the team for pulling that off!
Let’s talk about the emotions, shall we? This movie had me feeling all sorts of things. I was intrigued, bored, and then totally moved, all within a span of two hours. It’s like going on a date that starts with great conversation, then your date spends an hour talking about their stamp collection, but then saves it with an amazing dessert. Mixed feelings, much?
To wrap this up, “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet” is like that one friend who tells a story that’s super interesting at the beginning and end, but kinda loses you in the middle. Would I recommend it? Sure, if you’re a fan of Monaghan or into teenage angst with a supernatural twist. Just maybe have your phone handy for the middle part.
Peace out, ✌️