Movie Mondays: The Conspiracy

No Spoilers


We are human beings. Not symptoms of over population for you to deal with.


Aren’t we all a fan of conspiracies? Don’t we all love the mystery? Albeit some are outright ridiculous, with little substance and/or logic. Yet the idea of conspiracies theories makes life a little less dull. Adding some fantasy to the Groundhog day that is our lives.

The Conspiracy, released in 2012 is a found footage thriller made in Canada. Similar to most found footage films, this movie immerses the reader into a central viewpoint of the story. However, unlike The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, The Conspiracy takes on a sense of realism and attempts to become similar to a documentary. Which coincidentally, after some research is what, writer and director: Christopher MacBride describes as a ‘faux documentary.’

The inspiration for this script came from a friend of the director who introduced Christopher to conspiracy theories.

 “For several months I got lost down that rabbit hole and eventually a light bulb just went off and I realized there was a really compelling story to tell set in that world.”

The Conspiracy 2012, follows the story of two documentary filmmakers who set out to create a film about a conspiracy theorist named “Terrance G” however, during the course of filming, Terrence disappears. The two filmmakers throw themselves into the life of Terrence, piecing together his pin board of theories and evidence. Naturally, both filmmakers find themselves lost in the world of a global syndicate whose aims and machinations are clouded in secrecy.

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The two film-makers central to the film, Aaron and James and their person of interest Terrence appear to mirror the relationship that Director Christopher as the disappearance of Terrence mid movie leads Aaron down the rabbit hole of news clippings and read threads. At the end of this rabbit hole? A group known as the Tarsus Club who are connected to events such as 9/11 and World War 1.

We have been given the illusion of freedom, the illusion of choice.

The acting paired with the actual footage from 9/11 and the Kennedy Assassination and Christopher’s attempt at a mock documentary becomes apparent.

Despite all its convincing, the nearer the end got the more macabre the climax got. There were a number of scenes that made me jump but all in all the ending was anti-climax, slow to end and bordered on being a bit too predictable.

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Personally, the ending left me with questions that were unanswered and that open ended-ness made me uncomfortable but maybe that is the point. Leaving the viewer with unanswered questions to open up the same rabbit hole that Terrence, Aaron and the director all fell down.

A question I do have that wasn’t answered after the film had ended. Why is there a blurred word in the title?!? Am I missing something. The ___ Conspiracy? But what…The what conspiracy? In all honesty, I am passed caring. Watching this film passed the time and won’t be a movie I remember.


Rating: 3/5

One word Review: meh

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Comment your favorite conspiracies! New things to read and watch will be fab in aiding my procrasination from univeristy deadlines.


If you’ve enjoyed this post, then check out my last Movie Monday post.


I’ll be back on Wednesday for another beauty post!

Blessings,

Em x

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