There are a lot of British independent thrillers. In fact, you can’t move from the sea of guns, mysterious plots and more as they rampage through – more than likely – the city of London.
With the genre at a saturation level as high as the sweat on the Central line, can Level Up find its own voice?
Level Up revolves around Matt, a 20 something young man who has no idea where his life is going. After an unsuccessful date night with his girlfriend Anna, two masked thugs kidnap her, lock him in a vest, and give him a mobile phone. If he wants to see Anna alive, he must follow the instructions via text and soon, he becomes embroiled in an increasingly dangerous series of task. What’s worse is that he seems to be in the middle of an elaborate game.
Although I am a little sick of the whole “must kidnap woman to energise man” element of thrillers, there is something quite engaging about this trailer and the independent film by Adam Randall could find a small audience when it is released on home entertainment.
What do you think?
LEVEL UP IS OUT ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON THE 5th SEPTEMEBR & BLU-RAY AND DVD ON 19th