The Black List Review of IMPLANTED
Black List reviewer (Completed) January 23, 2015
Locations: New York City
Genre: Action Thriller
When Trevor Banks wakes up with a bomb implanted in his body, he is
forced to execute a series of deadly and seemingly impossible tasks with
everything, including his life at stake.
The script is a brisk, adrenaline pumping read that has a well-crafted plot
full of twists, turns, and thrills. The action is immediately gripping from the
very start with high stakes that propel the story forward at a breathtaking
speed: at no moment do we feel Trevor is completely safe from harm
(seeing as he has a bomb implanted in his body), and that keeps us intent
on finding out what will happen next. What is most enjoyable about the
script is its endless twists and turns that never feel forced—each time new
information surfaces in the story, it deeply alters our perception of Trevor’s
situation—making the story feel truly like a roller coaster ride of surprises.
Furthermore, author creates likeable characters and humorous dialogue and
manages to create lightness that balances the darker, more intense action
scenes. Overall, an enjoyable, entertaining read.
The script is at industry standard and delivers thrills and turns that would
appeal to the mainstream action thriller audience. A film of similar size and
scope includes SPEED.