This is a really strange sort of film that follows two lifelong friends as they search for treasure, and accidently end up stumbling upon a pile of money. This is owned by a drug lord, and the two run about in the desert trying to escape with it. It’s not necessarily the worst sort of watch, but it also just sort of goes by.
There’s not a whole lot that happens, and I’m not sure what the point of any of it was. Even the ending portion seems to just trail off which is almost strange. It’s hard to really describe, as it was a loosely pieced together series of mini events. The two run into some bizarre obstacles such as a really out there sort of killer that listens to classical music and a bunch of kids that act like they’re from Mad Max.
There was a weirdly long portion dedicated to acting out an orc from the Lord of the Rings, and then they called back on that multiple times later. It was oddly long the first time, and past that it was somewhat obnoxious quite honestly.
I didn’t find the acting to be bad, but the dialogue and the direction for the characters was sort of awful. The main villain just sort of hit people, and then there was a cringe-like drug lord that only showed up on a phone. It was rather boring, and I felt like it stretched on a bit too long. There was also a bit of wasted potential as the weird kids in the desert could have been more interesting considering the cool gear they’re wearing.
I was also hoping for more of anything. It was kind of like two old weird guys walk around in the desert for awhile. I didn’t really find it comedic either, not sure if that was a goal. I suppose it was well shot, with some really lovely vast looking scenes. There was a good use of light, and the setting of certain situations.
Gold Dust is a rather bland and boring movie that lacks anything to make it unique or interesting. I feel as though it had wasted potential since the idea sounds interesting, but I’m not sure as this was just a series of weird events that took place with an odd bunch of characters. I didn’t get the point of the rounding up of so many useless side characters, and the ending portion was just silly.
I’m not sure what they were going for with this one as it wasn’t comedic, and it also wasn’t much of a narrative. You can see some plot points that kind of come together, and it wasn’t the worst thing to watch. It just didn’t necessarily present anything of value, or particular interest. Even now, it’s hard to write about as it doesn’t really have any points that stand out as being good.
Gold Dust Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening Provided by October Coast Publicity