Movie Review: We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

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Trying to figure out what’s happening in a movie shouldn’t be a task, but there are times when the subject material is a bit too crazy to understand right away. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is the type of movie that one can’t help but look at askance since it is a funky movie that one must pay attention to understand. Lonely teenagers like Casey are often easy targets that are bound to engage in either risky or incredibly odd activity, and this movie is no exception. When Casey signs into a website by stating that she wants to go to the World’s Fair, an online site, and then pricks her thumb and wipes a bloody print across the screen, it initiates something that’s still tough to understand even though it appears to be a pretty simple premise. 

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Watching Casey’s eventual breakdown is creepy. 

As the movie rolls along, Casey’s mental state begins to decline as her nighttime activities increase. At one point, she pulls herself out of bed with a maniacal smile on her face, while at one point, she sings and dances in front of the laptop before suddenly lapsing into an intense bout of screaming. Her home life isn’t satisfactory since she and her father don’t appear to get along that well. But filming the movie in this manner makes one feel as though the main point of it all is watching Casey fall to pieces bit by bit as the effect of the website begins to wear her mental reserves down. Of course, watching a person be worn down step by step is a bit insane, but the fact is that millions of people do it simply because it’s like a car wreck, you can’t look away. 

Trying to think of how many different responses there might be is maddening. 

The idea that it’s not just Casey going through this is enough to make some folks a little paranoid since it’s easy to think that many people can fall into madness without much prompting. The ease with which a single person can manipulate others through one means is brutal to deal with since it implies that very few people are ever safe regarding their mental health, especially regarding what they see online. There might be something to that, but the fact that Casey has someone to talk to about her experiences online, a middle-aged man is known by the initials JLB who fears for her safety and tries to talk her through the process of leaving the site. At some point, Casey becomes too unstable to force herself to trust JBL any longer and cuts off all contact with him. The unfortunate fact is that her mental state only worsens as in one episode, she destroys a stuffed doll she’d slept with since she was a newborn, mindlessly tearing it apart only to mourn the loss a little later. 

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This type of movie can be incredibly dull or creepy, giving one a nightmare. 

Casey comes off as the type of person with a host of issues that people might not want to deal with but is looking to escape in any way she can. This site is something that sounds as though it could lead to mass hysteria and even worse. When dealing with this kind of movie, it’s fair to say that it could be incredibly dull or enticing enough to sit down and watch. In this case, the movie was worth looking at and following since it could have gone either way. Still, it ended up going on for so long that one could easily be forgiven their boredom after a while, even if the initial premise was entertaining enough to get involved. 

Sometimes movies dealing with mind-altering situations don’t get their message across soon enough. 

It did feel as though patience was one of the key ingredients needed to put up with this movie since it didn’t move that quickly, and when it did move, the general feeling was it was all over the place. The back and forth between Casey and JLB didn’t come off as anything but creepy; the movie did feel genuine when Casey decided not to talk to her online companion any longer. But apart from that, this movie was brutal simply because its pace never picked up. 

It’s fair to think that some enjoyed it. 

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