Review: Tag (No Spoilers)

By Angel

Movie description: “A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.”

While this is outrageous and certainly funny, the movie manages to go beyond that as it celebrates lasting human connections in a sincere way. I was surprised at how great this movie turned out, considering it’s concept for a story, which could have been simple, ridiculous, and bland. The conflict of attempting to tag the un-taggable human being was exciting and competitive. The movie made me want to play the game as silly as that sounds, that’s how engaging it felt! It was shot well and the music elevated the intensity or humor of the scenes when necessary.

I loved all the characters and the chemistry between the main cast was excellent. The comedy had me smiling the whole runtime with several bursts of laughter, it’s genuinely hilarious. Although this movie was completely wild, the intended lesson to hold on to friendships and the child inside ourselves was expressed wonderfully. The videos during the credits from the real people who inspired the movie was much appreciated. Tag left me energized and inspired by the end, which is rare for a comedy.

Message

To live in the past is to die in the present. We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

Grade: (A) 9/10

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