NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU (2023) HULU
Director: Brian Duffield
Cast; Kaitlyn Dever
«No one will save you» a quietly thunderous way to tell an alien invasion.
Truly a pleasant surprise, this minimalist SCi FI Horror film directed by Brian Duffield and starring Kaitlyn Dever. «No one will save you» has taken the world of Horror and Sci-Fi by surprise with very little promotion but with a lot of momentum. It has managed to resonate in all media for better or worse since this film has polarized people’s opinions, but what film that is not extraordinary has not achieved this effect?
A girl (Brynn Adams) who lives alone in a country house far from town is visited by strange alien beings must manage to survive a strange and violent invasion all by her self.
We start with the positive things, which are many and outweigh the negative ones.
-«No one will save you» Get straight into the action, we don’t have to wait for the revelation to be made or for them to give us clues little by little. Here it goes and in the first 10 minutes we are already in the middle of the action sequence and from there it doesn’t go down until the end of the third act.
-A powerful fast pace that does not drag or slow. There are no boring or tedious moments to fill the time.
Maintains a high level of tension at all times
Despite the poor special effects, the narrative is not affected. It is one of those cases where the story is not affected by what you tell but how you tell it.
Kaitlyn Dever’s performance is phenomenal, despite not having dialogue, her performance is completely emotional and perfectly transmits a sea of emotions in each scene.
-The camera movements are very well coordinated with the action and the look of Brynn’s character in a sublime dance of coordination and practical effects. Even everything extra camera (sounds, lights, effects, etc.) participate perfectly in this dance.
Photography is key to feeling cold or hot in each scene depending on what is happening. Cold tones when facing creatures and warm when interacting with people. But when one least expects it, this convention changes radically by moving the rug out from under our feet.
-The music is excellent, it does not saturate and knows how to rise and fall according to the tension of the moment
-The logic of the situation. By jumping straight into the action, we only know that a threat exists but the level of that threat is not established
-The modus operandi of the beings should have been established or at least given us clues to increase the tension, the only thing that can be deduced is their vulnerability. If anything kills them they don’t pose a real threat.
-Despite effectively using what is known as “Chekhov’s Shotgun” there are some moments that feel like a “Deus ex machina”
The third act makes a little mess of what could have been a nearly perfect movie. It doesn’t mean that it’s bad, but rather it breaks a little with the rhythm that it had.
-The special effects look like they are from the 90s but as I mentioned before, it doesn’t affect anything at all because the excellent camera management complements it and helps increase the suspense
The film is very good because it is an event, an experience. It not only tells us something, but it involves us and makes us participate. It is not to turn off your mind, let yourself go and just jump with cheap scares; It is to experience a moment out of this world.