A 666-Character Review of ‘Capture’
Capture initially drew my attention because it was advertised as an interactive film experience. Audience members were instructed to download a companion app prior to the screening, which viewers will be able to do at home as well. The app uses your phone’s microphone to sync with the film’s audio and play corresponding media in real time. Though Skybound’s ambitious unveiling went off without a hitch, which is a feat within itself, I wish the app would’ve added more to the experience instead of simply showing clips that had appeared on screen only moments earlier interspersed with bursts of static. The film itself was your run-of-the-mill “found-footage” ghost story, so nothing inherently ground-breaking there. Overall, I found the whole experience to be a bit underwhelming.