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MINI REVIEW: Jon Watts is a name we will be hearing more and more of, not only because his second feature, Cop Car is a great independent film, but he is the man in charge of the anticipated, or not, Spiderman reboot, scheduled for release mid 2017. Spiderman probably doesn’t need another reboot, but the fact that Jon Watts is directing means there is intense weight on his shoulders. It will either make or break his career, but for now we relish on the idea of how great his Cop Car is.

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What makes this film so interesting is that it demonstrates how random events can coincidentally connect people. There is also a lot left to the imagination, therefore instantly engaging us, making the movie watching experience, that much more fun. Cop Car leaves us asking a number of questions, encouraging us to think a little deeper about what we are seeing unfold. At the same time it entertains, as it dishes out dark humour and provides moments of intense thrills. The pacing of the film is not so slow that you yawn, whilst staying true to it’s indie feel, it moves relatively quickly and hits hards when we reach the dramatic climax.

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Kevin Bacon really does the role justice, making his character mysterious, intriguing and fun to watch. James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford, the two boys that stumble upon the said cop car, really steal the show. There is a smear of creepiness in their characters, and their lack of knowledge of guns, really provides moments of sharp tension, almost making you look away in hope that the worst hasn’t happened. All this screams praise to the direction and editing of the film, which is why here at FilmMunch we totally recommend this creepy, funny indie film. Another great aspect of this film is the cinematography, and that is why we present 7 stunning frames in Cop Car, enjoy!

1 Welcome Town

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2 Wandering Duo

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3 Caged Up

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4 Joy Ride

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5 Dawn Continues

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6 Handle Me Not

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7 A Storm Is Coming

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