Thoughts on Nerve


Are you a player or a watcher? Do you have the nerve? Do you have what it takes?


Nerve is a techno-thriller movie survival film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It is based on 2012 novel of the same title.


Industrious high school senior Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by her friends, Vee decides to join Nerve, a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares. It’s not long before the adrenaline-fuelled competition requires her to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. When Nerve begins to take a sinister turn, Vee finds herself in a high-stakes finale that will ultimately determine her entire future.


The Experience

On August 2, after I processed my things at school, I went out with two of my closest friends in law school. That was somehow a mini-reunion since we haven’t seen each other for months already. Kenneth was on leave because he ran in the last election. Celine was on leave too because she aided her relative (I forgot if it was a brother or cousin) with the campaign.

So after enrolling, Celine and I waited for Kenneth. We bought first our tickets. At first, it was a different movie then we chose Shallows and finally, decided to choose Nerve!

Take note: we bought tickets for a different movie and just had it changed 15 minutes before the showing time for Nerve. They will change it as long as the cashier who booked your tickets is still there.

Afterwards, we had dinner at Pepper Lunch in SM Mall of Asia. The price there is expensive for students and cheap for the people who are used to dining in lavish restaurants. 😂

‘Cause personally, I’m the girl who will still prefer Jollibee than a fine dining resto. It’ll surely save you your money and make you happy. The jolly spaghetti is one of my forever faves!

Watched Nerve

With Celine and Kenneth.

After watching

There are various lessons you could pick up if you watched it. From the trailer itself, there’s a lady who has been living in her comfort zone for so long. She wanted to prove that she can really take risks, be bolder and braver.

I somehow could relate to Vee. There are times that we feel scared and just want to live in the comfort of our homes. But we still need to step out of it and take risks. Even if it is a lot scarier, doing it will surely make us better.

Nowadays, people are stuck on their phones and can never leave it for a moment or two. I’m guilty of this as well and I strive to detach myself from my phone. It is going to be a challenge and I dare myself to do so.

Personally, I’d give the movie a high rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)

It was an eye-opener for me that people should start taking risks through other ways like reducing the time spent on technology. Read a book (physically). Change a tire. Things like that. Or even accomplish your bucket list.

[bctt tweet=”Even if you play a game on your gadgets, remember not to get too sucked in.” username=”Mariaisquixotic”]



Will you be a watcher or a player?


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  • Reply
    Sam Coronado (@followyouroad)
    August 24, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    Wow, you gave it a high rating! I haven’t watched the movie yet, but I was thrilled with the trailer. The cyber aspect is all too real nowaways. As for me, I’m adventurous, but I wouldn’t take random dares! Haha. It’s weird being impulsive and cautious at the same time. Like a reluctant adventurer

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    August 25, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    I have watched this movie too! In fact, I was wondering whether to review it on the blog or not (not my book blog, but the one I have with my boyfriend). I really liked the movie too – at least, I liked it more than I thought I would. You see, me and my boyfriend have an unlimited membership so we go to the cinema every week, sometimes more than once a week. I didn’t have many hopes about the movie, and I ended up liking more than I thought I would. I thought the main characters have a really good chemistry too, and unfortunately the take away lesson on Social Media is way too real.

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    August 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Hmmm. Will I watch? I am not sure. I prioritize which movies to watch because I really have to budget my time, pero the way you described the movie plus seeing comments from others makes me sort of curious. It’s a good thing too that you were able to pick up lessons. Besides entertainment value, lessons turns entertainment more valuable.

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    February 21, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    I’d been hesitating to watch this. The trailer was intriguing but with time being as precious as it is I wasn’t sure investing almost two hours was worth it. I also try to get myself out of my comfort zone and am guilty of being on my phone a lot. I’ll make sure to check this movie out!

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