If Jan thinks Searching is one of the best movies of 2018, there has to be something about it, right? Well, my résumé is a bit more disillusioning. Searching is based on the visual storytelling idea, that we, the audience, are basically just looking at a computer screen of a Dad who is trying to solve the disappearance of his teenage daughter (watch the trailer if you don’t understand what I mean). This works astonishing well, and we can expect that there will be quite a few of remakes of this in the next time – similar like the Blair Witch Project founded the “lost footage” concept (not always for the better). So while the idea works in this case, I don’t want to see this as a new trend. I’m also struggling with the performance of the actors, which sometimes feels a bit wooden. So in my spontaneous invented movie charts, it ends like there:

  • Had to stop
  • Meh
  • Okayish ✅
  • Would watch again
  • Would buy a 4k UHD Blu-Ray if I’d had a player