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Missing: Google How to Overwrite a Thriller

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Plot (from Wikipedia)

When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June's search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it's too late. However, as she digs ever deeper, her digital sleuthing soon raises more questions than answers

Missing premise would seem original if Searching didn’t exist.

Searching had John Cho fumbling around the internet looking for his missing daughter. The cluelessness of a parent trying to find their child physically and metaphorically was half the fun. The built in MacGuffins added depth to the parental discovery theme. The recreation of the web made Searching a found footage reinvention of The Blair Witch Project.

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The reverse theme of Missing of child looking for parent isn’t quite as involving. The writers try to stay so far ahead of the internet whiz kid stereotype (Reid Storm) that the film eventually stumbles over its own plot surprises. I easily guessed the big reveal and the real villain. Until it gets it’s circuits cross, Missing is a decent thriller.

Rating: 3 out of 5 or a B.

Trailer courtesy of Sony Pictures
Credits:

Directors Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick
Writers Will Merrick, Nicholas D. Johnson
StarsTim Griffin, Ava Zaria Lee, Nia Long, Kimberly Cheng, Storm Reid
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 51m
Genres Drama, Thriller

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One response to “Missing: Google How to Overwrite a Thriller”

  1. caroline46 Avatar

    Ok. Im confused

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