NON HORROR REVIEW- This film had all the right ingredients to make it an instantly awesome cult classic. However, these components were not proportioned well or placed properly throughout the five separate stories that made up the Leone Marucci written and directed film, “The Power Of Few.”
Aside from the awkwardly forced chemistry both from the script aspect as well as the actual acting between Jesse Bradford (Dom) and Q’orianka Kilcher (Alexa), the cast did a remarkable job on acting, highlighted of course by an unforgettable Christopher Walken, who traveled back to his pure essence with playing “Doke”.
Rapper, Juvenile (Shamu) gave an impressive performance, playing alongside a very confident and effective Anthony Anderson (Me, Myself & Irene, Hustle & Flow) in a very different role than viewers are used to seeing him, while, Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview With A Vampire) continually shows signs of his noteworthy return to stardom by playing “Clyde.”
The angles, transitions, filters and locations were all stunningly captivating, all the while providing a extremely fitting score and soundtrack. Where “The Power Of Few” goes wrong is when the film fails an attempt with the final “umph” when bringing all the puzzle pieces together.
First of all, there were too many stories for a 95 minute film, which means that one should have been dropped while others extended, or that up to 25 minutes could have safely been added to open up more of a story for some of the characters with their backgrounds to remove clouds of doubts from the viewers when the film is at its end.
Secondly, the attempt at merging a “mind blowing” angle of science vs. religion and morality vs. revenge into the film, mixed with a play on the title itself, was really annoying to find out during the sequences of the final story, while leaving with little to no explanation on any of it after it was done.
For me “The Power Of Few” made more sense if the credits had rolled after the fourth story, however viewers are forced to see one final story that differs from all the others, leaving a confusion cloud looming over the previous minutes dedicated to watching the film.
All in all I do recommend this film for certain, especially to see Walken go back to a type of character that really fits him. Although you won’t find much excitement in the finale, “Power Of Few” provides a well rounded amount of entertainment that I don’t think should be missed.