Beyond The Mask REVIEW


Set in the turmoil of the Revolutionary War, Beyond the Mask explores the fictional tale of an East India Company assassin’s quest to clear his ledger. Betrayed by his own company, Will Reynolds sets out for a new life armed with a new identity. His new occupation as a vicar does not suit him in the least, but on the plus side, he meets a charming young lady, Charlotte. He soon travels to the Americas where he must foil a murderous plot aimed at the founding fathers and win Charlotte’s trust and affection, even as his past is being uncovered.

With action, romance, and good morals, Beyond the Mask tells quite the interesting historical-fiction plot. We get to meet Benjamin Franklin with his quirky bits of wisdom and we even get a brief scene with George Washington. However, the movie moved at a much too slow pace, especially when there wasn’t any explosions or fights on screen. Even with a wholesome message about forgiveness and redemption, the film can’t redeem itself from its over stretched runtime and obvious CGI backgrounds.


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About Cassandra Hsiao

Cassandra Hsiao is a senior at OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts). Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program. She has been chosen as finalists of playwriting competitions held by California Young Playwrights, The Blank Theatre, Writopia Labs, and Princeton University. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in TeenReads, Jet Fuel Review, Feminine Inquiry, Aerie International and more. She also conducts print and on-camera interviews as a Star Reporter and Film Critic for multiple online outlets. She won a National Gracie Award in Student Online Video Host Category by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation .

Posted on April 9, 2015, in Movie Reviews, Star Rapture Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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