Film review: Twelve
The film "Twelve", from Joel Schumacher which appeared in 2010 is based on the book "Twelve". The screenwriter is Jordon Melamed and Harry Gregson-Williams looks after the music. The main actors are Emma Roberts ( Molly), Rory Culkin (Chris), Chase Crawford.
White Mike, a high school dropout, is one of the best drug dealers in the Upper East Side of New York. Teens are dealing with drugs and daily life problems, causing the death of White Mike’s cousin. It’s all about drugs, love, sex and murder.
One positive aspect is the choice of actors in the film. The actors represent the characters from the book really well and they express magnificent spectacle. The best thing about this film is Chace Crawford's portrayal of young drug-dealer named White Mike. In the scene with Jessica and Lionel, for example, Jessica plays her role convincing she shows her feelings by changes of facial expressions. And Lionel appears only by his aura and expression dangerously.
But one negative aspect is the designing of the end. It is boring because all the people die but White Mike and Molly survive this brutal act. Also that Claude dies. The end is too obvious and I don’t like the creation of it. There has to be more action in it but there was still Claude and shooting all around without a special reason.
Another negative point is the predictability of the whole film. There is no “WOW”-effect. No inscrutable scene ore something like this. The movie is also one sided. Only Parties, Drugs, Sex and teenage problems, a complete normal, no especially interesting film. But the idea behind the movie is successful because it clarifys the problems with drugs and that money isn’t all.
So all in all the film doesn’t interest me a lot but it was not the worst film I ever saw. But I wouldn’t watch it twice. But for an English lesson it is a really good film, no boring historical film. So I think it was ok.