Our film is titled Unlocked, the use of a one word title came about after a lot of brainstorming and research. We discovered that the use of a one word title left the consumer wanting to know more and may attract them to watch the film. Other successful films that used one word statements are Arachnophobia, Twilight and Transformers.
We decided to choose the genre of action because as a group we believed we had the most knowledge of this genre and we could make the most successful movie. During our research of action films and in particular the deconstructions we focused on the James Bond franchise because it is arguably the most successful action franchise in history. We also focused on such films as Top Gun and Rambo.
From deconstructing the first two minutes of these films we realised they all shared a common factor, this was a chase/fight scene at the start to entice the viewer. Therefore we understood that this would have to be a key element during our final AS film and we also saw it as a chance to use Match on Action.
Two other action films we viewed were Inception and The Bourne Supremacy. These films had similar establishing shots where they almost ‘tease’ the viewer and do not show the whole character at once. They both pan up the body, therefore we did the same, the boy being chased was not originally shown, the camera followed his feet and then panned up to reveal him.
A lot of action films we researched used up-beat music in they’re chase scene such as Golden Eye, however, few of them used fast paces up-beat music in the first two minutes therefore we decided to challenge this and use a up- beat song from Freeplaymusic.com from the off, this piece does not have much time to build up and represents the on screen action well.
In conclusion we believed Unlocked? Challenged aspects such as the music as we decided to not follow the trend of action movies such as James Bond. However we did use common conventions such as a fast paced chase/fight scene and an establishing shot that slowly pans to reveal the main character.