Introduction

Harpoon is a 2019 Horror/Comedy/Thriller movie, according to IMDb.

Impact

Narration at the beginning was used to introduce the background. This continued at various points throughout, lightening the mood, but more importantly providing a little entertainment to minimise boredom, during less action-packed stages. This enhanced comedy touches, of which some worked well, whilst others tried too hard.

Key themes

Settings changed immediately, featuring coastal locations, followed by more urbanised areas.

Friends, was painted as a clear theme from the beginning, reinforcing a sense of connection between people. Films with apparent closeness between characters, often connect better to the viewer.

Violence was also apparent early on, accompanied by gore, improving action intensity; Gore got progressively more shocking throughout.

Comedy appropriate in Horror movies?

Plot progression wasn’t as quick as I’d hoped, once the characters were on the boat, which was a little disappointing. Whilst inaction was broken up by narration, progression still felt a little too steady. Despite this, there was the odd moment which would scare the more squeamish of viewers,

I also find comedy misplaced in many Horrors, since it can reduce fear factor. Here, I feel it only works because of the absence of Horror mechanisms, which wasn’t good for film quality.

Whilst themes became darker towards the end, the lack of action and apparent evil, really began highlighting holes in the films’ Horror elements.

Ending

The ending had both a Horror plot twist, followed by amusing narration, which brought Horror inline with comedy, as promised by the films’ listed genres.

It was a shame the film took so long to become good, and I feel it didn’t pull off the effect it was going for.

Summary

“Strong beginning and ending, but lacking consistency”.

Sources 

Harpoon (2019) – IMDb

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