I’m at your door
The biggest sin a documentary can make is to be so inexplicably boring. Even Glitch In the Matrix, basically an insane paranoid fantasy, has more flair + soul than this. Structurally speaking, the movie raises points that have no relation to answering anything. Not only that, it’s biased and one-sided. There is no exploration of a potentially interesting subject that Tiktok offers. It presents itself as something more than it actually is, a vapid soulless mess.
It tries to be…
Its a meditation on trauma.
We never see the bus jacking. We don’t know the mans motives for doing such a heinous crime. We only see it’s devastating psychological impacts on 3 damaged survivors. This is not a story about victims, this is the story of moving on. This is a story of recovery. This is the story of human triumph over darkness.
As equally bleak as it is hopeful, it’s generally a tragedy but it never feels overtly…