Ruben Gloria’s ‘Crocodile Boy’ follows three retired sideshow acts - Edna (the Bearded Lady), Boris (the Strong Man), and Dragam (the Crocodile Boy). When Boris and Edna choose to move forward in their lives without Dragam, it is up to him to try to find where he belongs, but he realizes that the world is as much of a circus to him as he is to us.
We really enjoyed this movie for the way it deals with problems and with issues in general. Looking deeper we found a background we weren’t aware of at a first sight.
This is a fantastic watch because no matter what side you're on in life, 'Crocodile Boy' shows them all: good and bad, right or wrong. We also agree with the point made in the film that proves that people can change for the better and straighten things out in their head to do the right things in life. Yes, things in our world have changed, some for the good, some for the bad, but just because you might not agree with some of it, doesn't mean you can play God and try to make things "your way" and this shows exactly what happens when you try. Ruben Gloria's film talks about all walks of life and the struggles we all have in what beliefs are right and wrong.
Without the overuse of special effects, a large shooting location or a commercially star studded cast, we are given all that could possibly be asked for in a movie. The cinematography is neat, the score is suitable, the acting is very good… all in all this short has it all.
However, the most impressive thing about this film is its story which is basic yet maximized by all the other elements which go into the making of it. To say it in simple words: an intense and impressive watch!
Written by Vlad A. G