Nerve: Blu-ray Review












The Movie:

Industrious high school senior Vee (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee teams up with a sly and charming competitor (Dave Franco) for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as Vee is caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game takes a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading Vee into a high-stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

The premise to this film is extremely interesting right from the start. The question that it poses is: Will you play the game for fame, money or the thrill? That is the kind of thing that intrigues me about it. In a world where everyone is about social media and how many “likes” or “follows” someone can get this film takes that and applies it in a way that makes it an action packed thrill ride the whole way through. There’s also a nice twist towards the third act of the film that changes the stakes and makes it a much more dangerous game than what it already was. Roberts and Franco were pretty fun to watch and their chemistry was great as well. Watching them run around and going on a wild goose chase was super entertaining and it didn’t stop until the end. Machine Gun Kelly even impressed me with his acting ability considering that he wasn’t in it too much. The film was really fun and I definitely think that it has an interesting message if you really pay attention. Would this movie appeal to everyone? Probably not. In fact it may only get the attention of the “social media generation” but in the end that’s kind of who this is marketed for anyway. Either way this is worth a viewing if you’re in the mood for a fast paced, non-stop movie. 7/10

Special Features:

Watcher Mode:


@_IAN_ – A character profile on Ian.

@Flyin_Blind – A look at the “Motorcycle Dare” in the film.

@SYD_BABY_XO – A character profile on Sydney.

@WhiteKnuckles – This feature focuses it on the “crane hanging” scene in the film.

@Made_U_Look – A cool feature on the directors and their unique approach to creating the film.

@ILoveNYC – Looking at how they wanted to shoot the film in NYC to make it feel more authentic.

@Vee_99 – A character profile on Vee.

@TYdontDY – A cool feature on Machine Gun Kelly and his performance in the film.

@Tha_High_Life – A look at the “ladder” scene in the film.

@darkweb_whiteknight – A character profile on Tommy.

@MicDrop – A look at the “serenading” scene in the film.

@TimesSquareTakeover – Actress Emily Meade goes around pranking people in the middle of times square.

@squadGOALS – Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman talk about casting various people and entertainers from the internet community.

@Seymour_Butts – A look at the “streaking” scene in the film.

@dropping_beats – A nice, quick feature on how Joost and Schulman put together the soundtrack.

@govball_prankin – Various people play a version of Nerve at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival.

@Tattewish – Outtakes of a scene with “The Fat Jew”.


Player Mode:

“Do You Have The Nerve?” Game – A version of Nerve that you can play with friends. (For Entertainment Purposes Only)

“Are You A Watcher Or A Player?” Quiz – Basically a personality quiz to find out what kind of person you are: Watcher or Player.

Player Profiles

Nerve is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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