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This plays out more like a poorly written teen novel than a movie.I thought the manipulation of the other teens by the angry Emo was far too simple.Although the depiction of the chat-room as physical space is mildly clever (and it definitely feels as if the whole story was built to use this gimmick), the reactions of the characters to their space is completely unconvincing.The obvious lack of conviction and personality coming from any of the cast is almost forgivable given the atrocious script and pointless motivations.It is also a good look into the seedier, sleazier parts of the internet, where anything can happen, and where violence (although entirely psychological) can be very, very real.The concept of Chatroom is a really good idea: five teenagers join an online chatroom and the film portrays their conversations as if they are happening in the real world, in a physical room.
Like Will's mum tells him at one point; ' You can not help yourself if you are only talking to strangers.
You need to communicate with us.' The plot is not too difficult to figure out and quite predictable, but it's worked out reasonably well and for me, the movie just got under my skin. I would not name this to be a thriller, but more a psychological drama. Though this movie doesn't come close to the strength Hideo Nakata's ' Ringu' or ' Dark Water' have, and has a whole different feel to it, I do consider it worth watching.
Horrible teens somehow get sucked in to doing horrible things by a floppy haired sulky cliché of the spoilt upper crust.
One of Chatroom's strangest failures is that it doesn't seem able to integrate and weave together main-plots with sub-plots and character development, instead assigning blocks of time and space to deal with each separately.
It makes unsatisfying story-telling; not all that much interaction takes place between the main characters, their lives mostly just play out independently, without much consequence except to show how inexplicably malicious the main character is.