VOD Amazon Prime Movie of the Day! LIFE TRACKER (2013) – Surprisingly Effective Found Footage Films!


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Joe McClean’s LIFE TRACKER from 2013, in a sea of Video On Demand disappointments is that rarest of things… worth your time.

More than that, this tale of a ‘man on the street’ view of a new technology that potentially has staggering implications for human existence, is one of the strongest of an often derided genre, the found footage film.

I personally am not a fan of Found Footage Films, I think most of the Paranormal Activity’s are awful, and I found BLAIR WITCH and CLOVERFIELD and APOLLO 18 worthless, and SACRAMENT a disappointment. However, LIFE TRACKER thankfully joins the list of movies that get it right, films like the first REC, TROLLHUNTER, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, 1st GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, EUROPA REPORT and FRANKENSTEIN THEORY.

Intelligent and original, well acted and well directed, and using the camera conceit effectively (not always keeping subjects in frame, pointing the camera at the ground. Realistic touches without the shaky cam, or other nonsense, that gets in the way of telling a coherent story) LIFE TRACKER is currently showing on Amazon Prime, but this is a film definitely deserving of a full blown DVD or BLu-Ray release with Director’s and cast commentary.

Grade: Strongly Recommended

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