Movie Review

A male sixth former is getting ready in the boy’s toilets at school. Another boy being the bully deliberately knocks his books out of his hands later on show clips of more bullying with him getting pushed after being put into the bully’s car. During this scene Gerald overhears the bully (Harry) whilst he’s having conservation on the phone as he discovers where he is going later and this is the turning point for him as he plots vengeance. Who will have the final laugh?

Ben Wodecki makes a return to movie acting as he stars in the newly released ‘Vindicta’ to play to role of main character ‘Gerald Cohen’ as the bullied victim, in a thrilling physiological horror. Also starring Curtis Trudgeon as ‘Harry Smith’ as the bully, who plays a big role in the story to what happens to him as we see a change of character (Gerald) through personality and confidence. As he goes from a young confident pupil to a pupil full of anger and depressing seeking vengeance on the bully.
Some would argue this has degrees of realism relating to schools of today. For example the scene of his books being knocked out of his hand could be a classed as a typical act of bullying but on the other hand with Gerald being put into the boot of the bully’s car; some may consider this a slightly over exaggerated representation of bullying. But it allows viewers to see a different degree of bullying that possible undergoes in today’s schools. The final scene may have minimal degree of realism as the viewer we see the confrontation between the bully and the victim and we see a possible murder after a blackout the scene is pictured with blood on the floor and a knife. It remains unclear to who had the final laugh.


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