Magnetic (short film) not strong enough to hold me

11 Aug

MAGNETIC-SHORT-FILM

There is an old saying, “opposites attract,” but not in the short film, Magnetic. Writer/Director . F. C. Rabbath draws you into its story with a young boy offering a small magnet as a gift to a young girl, but she rejects him. The look on his disappointed face is priceless and worth pausing the video for a moment. For a second, I’m thinking this is going to be a psycho-killer film as the kid stares past the object of desire and is unable to see the obvious, but thankfully Rabbath has another path for this character to follow. The film jumps forward to the character as a young adult still obsessed with the image from years ago. The story mixes in some science fiction to create a comic book-like scenario that creates a strong, but unpredictable power. Rabbath is a good storyteller and a solid filmmaker, but Magnetic was not strong enough to hold me.

WORD COUNT: 155

Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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