Heropanti 2 (Movie Review)
Heropanti 2 Tiger is set to be released in the United Kingdom on June of this year. Directed by David Fincher, Heropanti 2 tells the story of two teenage friends who get accidentally locked out of a school bus. After a heated argument, they manage to get back inside. They manage to call the school bus and tell them what had happened. This whole sequence is then played out on a video monitor in the bus station, as the bus driver is apparently unaware of what is happening.
Heropanti 2 takes place almost entirely on the screen, with very little dialogue adding to the lack of human interaction. David Fincher decided to make this film using very little practical FX, and it shows. The way the film appears to jump around the screen, moving from one location to another almost instantly, is almost indescribable. There’s very little motion, so you can almost forget that there’s a camera on the screen at all.
One of the main characters in Heropanti 2, Thomas, has a tattoo running down the centre of his chest. It says: “There you are, Thomas. You never give up”. The tattoo is clearly visible in this film, as the viewer watches Thomas to follow his father down a long and bumpy hallway. The tattoos and the reactions of the characters, create the most detailed film noir that you’ll ever see in a mainstream movie.
Another important character in Heropanti 2 is Ginger. She is an adopted girl, brought up in foster care (in a trailer home, to be exact). Her mother, played by Joanna Marlowe, tries to support her daughter, but they both soon come to realise that their situation is hopeless. Ginger becomes obsessed with finding her birth mother, and ends up going into hiding at school (where other students mistreat her).
Heropanti 2 also follows the story of Ginger’s eventual adoption of David (David Strachan). Their relationship is complex, to say the least, but the cinematography is as close to real life as you can get. The actors all have distinctive styles, and it’s easy to relate to them, even though they all seem like commoners. They have all had experience in working in a film office, and Heropanti 2 simply taps into this nostalgia for its characters.
In one scene, Ginger finds a note left on a bus bench by a school friend. The note refers to her and David, and when they meet, they realise that they have some sort of unfinished business. Their conversation is full of details, and it soon becomes clear that David realised he was getting Heropanti 2 roles because the film company wants him to co-operate with Ginger. So much detail, and so quickly. There’s even a deleted scene where Ginger and David are discussing the possibility of David becoming a father. It shows the depth of their relationship, and how David realised he needed to co-operate with Ginger.
The fact that Heropanti 2 is set in the early 80s, and that it stars four of the original “Sheppey Loves” characters helps make it more interesting. It gives an element of nostalgia to the film, which is something the film industry as a whole, is not short of. The setting and circumstances are highly reminiscent of the early films of Ginger and her love interest David. Their relationship is similar to Ginger and David, and this nostalgia makes Heropanti 2 more enjoyable for younger viewers.
Heropanti 2 is a fun film. Its story is light-hearted and fun. The acting is good. The cinematography is crisp and clear, and it doesn’t over-exaggerate the situation or forget its topical elements. Heropanti is a definite must-see film…