- Amir Steklov
I Am Not a Serial Killer - (2016)
Director: Billy O'Brien.
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) is a superhero movie disguised as a psychological thriller:
* The superhero narrative: A teenage boy with special powers goes on an outlawed mission to save his community from a deadly monster, during which, he will come to terms with his superpower's flaws, family's and sidekick's dramas.
* The psychological thriller narrative: A psychopath teenager with a lust for death, struggles to fit-in in his community as a series of mysterious murders disrupts his mental health balance. The only way to solve his predicament is to prove to himself and to his community, he is not the serial killer.
The best thing in this film is its protagonist, the main actor/character is hypnotizing. It's also wonderful how this film makes me feel empathy towards a main character who's lacking empathy (a psychopath).
This film genuinely surprised me. I would highly recommend watching it and thinking about the dual nature of its genre while watching.
Verdict: 4 / 5 ★ - Very good.