When the film came to being released it was first released on VHS then when DVD’s came about it was released on there, so back then the only ways to watch the film would be to purchase a copy, or to go to the cinema, or to wait for many years until it became suitable enough to be shown on T.V. But now with all the latest technology audiences can watch it through DVD/Blu-Rays and on their personal devices (phones, laptops, tablets, IPods etc) that links to the Internet, i.e. with sites such as Netflix and Love Film. Sites likes these allows the audience to pay a monthly charge so they can watch as many films they like that range within that package deal, but just for a tester they also allow the audience to have one month free.
This film is based on a multi strand narrative, this is when the film is focusing on more than one character opposed to a single strand narrative where this only focuses on one character i.e. Spiderman. This film focuses on both the brothers and how they get to Mexico, so even though they take a family hostage they are still the main characters as it’s based on them, (getting to Mexico and surviving).
‘A stranger comes to town’ this is used a lot within films/shows (equilibrium) for example in ‘The Strangers’, ‘Chocolat’ etc. This is when people would come into the certain location i.e. in ‘Chocolat’ Johnny Depp comes into the town where people are not happy about the occurrence.
Uncanny Valley is when the content i.e. people closely look like humans but are not they are created through animation i.e. with ‘The Polar Express’ the contents are closely animated so they look close to real.
Stereotyping: This happens a lot within films and shows and life in general, i.e. for films like Adulthood they are stereotypical about the youth of London, showing them as gangsters, wearing baggy clothes, carrying weapons etc. But for this film the two main characters are shown to be the typical small time gangster on the run, who needs a hostage in order to get away from the law, with possession of a gun.