Well, I personally feel this movie was just made to promote Patrick Schwarzenegger as a lead actor. Anyway, whatever may be the reason, we should just get to blabbering about the film already.
Midnight Sun is a romantic tear-jerker (at least it was supposed to be) about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition Xeroderma Pigmentosum a.k.a. XP, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight which can develop into skin cancer once she is exposed to UV rays and it could kill her.
Moving on, having only her fun and overprotective father Jack (Rob Riggle), who encourages her self-taught interest in music and a childhood friend Morgan (Quinn Shephard) for her company; Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar after she completes her graduation. Her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she secretly watched every day from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she falls prey to the dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate or not.
Scott Spear who made his feature film debut with Step-up Revolution was actually more comfortable in putting up montages of the lead pair where they are getting to know each other. The only good scene in the film was that! And, that’s it. Rest everything about this caper was clichéd, mushy and all the other synonyms you can think of. Even the catharsis of Katie did no good to us even though the whole cast tried really hard to make it a heartfelt one.
We would take a moment to appreciate Bella Thorne for stepping out of her stereotypical roles of playing that dumb blondie in all her movies to portraying a timid cute girl who is suffering from a deadly disease. Patrick on the other hand, no matter how hot he looked or how dreamy his character-sketch was, he just did not click with us. Seems like having your Dad’s smile isn’t enough, Schwarzenegger! Quinn Shephard was the only element which kept us hooked to the movie, even after having a supporting role. You’ll feel a lump in your throat in one monologue of Rob Riggle and that’s the only tear-jerking moment you’ll get to witness in the film.
Cinematography and background score were exceptionally bad and because of it, the film failed miserably to create that feeling of love and loss. Only editing was on-point because if the film was even a minute longer than 91 minutes, it would have unbearable.
You might have gotten the gist by now of what we’re going to say next. Just skip this one already! Even if it comes on Netflix. Because trust us, if you’ve seen enough Romantic-dramas (and good ones at that) you have already watched this film! We give Midnight Sun, 1.5 stars with no kink at all!
Well, I personally feel this movie was just made to promote Patrick Schwarzenegger as a lead actor. Anyway, whatever may be the reason, we should ...1.5