A couple hiking Mount Whitney runs into a group of mountain men who develop a dark obsession with the young woman.
|Release Date||:||December 2, 2016|
|Genres||:||Thriller, Action, Drama|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Michael Ciulla, Sara Lindsey|
|Casts||:||Sara Lindsey, James Landry Hébert, Travis Aaron Wade, Ross Francis, Kale Clauson, Josh Beren, Natalie Ciulla|
The film Blue Jay, starring Sara Lindsey and James Landry Hébert as the protagonist and antagonist--respectively, has both characters isolated on Mount Whitney--as Hébert chases after Lindsey, with "sinister" intentions.
That is how the film is described in the summary and, up until the last minute, it is exactly what the viewer gets. Beyond the set-up of a cut- away sex scene and a few kisses scattered throughout the run time, the main characters lack any real depth that would give the story...character. The film has them run a rendition of a one- dimensional "cabin-in-the-woods" horror story--without the cabin. This is unfortunate, considering the weight of the film lies entirely on Lindsey's character developing as a strong protagonist and overcoming her faults.
While the cinematography ranges from beautiful in gorgeous landscape shots to indiscernible shadows in the night scenes and the editing bounces from okay to shoddy, the characters and writing remain lackluster throughout the entirety of the film and the plot retains a what-you-see-is-what-you-get attitude. And although the film tried to shoe-in a "clever" ending, it felt tacky and unrealistic. It was as if the writers lacked a real goal while establishing the plot.
There isn't much else to say about the film because there isn't that much else that happens in the film.