Title: Mr. Mullen

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Year: 2010

Genre: Short / Drama / Political

Language: English

Runtime: 12 min

Director: Scott Goldberg

Writer: Scott Goldberg

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1725044/

In a corrupted world, a man plans an attack against future Senator Edward D. Mullen - the man he feels is responsible.

Our thoughts:
This isn't the first short I see from director Scott Goldberg, and I think it's safe to say that he is a good filmmaker. His films are very carefully shot and always have a message of meaning. Now, I'm not a very political man, but the teams that are brought up in "Mr. Mullen" are relevant to everyone, no matter where you stand on the political scale.

The film is about Chris Mitchell and how he plans to attack the future Senator and his family. Chris is one of many to see the corruption of the world grow, but there's only so much he can take before he snaps and does everything in his power to raise awareness. As I said, very political, but it also has a nice blend of a thriller which personally raised this one slightly above "Loss of Hope" for me. I think if this was developed into a feature length film it could be really interesting. Of course, a few side-plots and such would be needed.

The acting felt very real, even though there were a few moments I could've been without. When you try to deliver such a heavy thing, acting is everything, so I can only really give praises to the entire team. I especially enjoyed Chris Margaritis and hope to see him in more stuff.

It could've had slightly less political talk in the background, for my own sake. I think the story would've worked anyway. I think my main problem with Scott Goldberg films is that they feel a lot like trailers, which could've been prevented with less narration in this case I believe. But either way it's a good short film effort with a strong message. You can decide if you think it makes sense or not. I don't feel there is too much to say other than that it's worth 12 minutes of your life, so you might as well click the link below and watch it.

Positive things:
- Well told story.
- Beautiful film all together.
- The soundtrack is nothing short of amazing.
Negative things:
- Feels more like a trailer.

Gore: 0.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 0/5

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