Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Three friends discover a machine that takes pictures of the future and try to use it to their advantage.
My Take on it – I have always enjoyed movies with a time travel twist and this movie had a great potential idea that is unfortunately not played out as well as it could have been.
One of the tricks to a good movie involving time travel is explaining to us even briefly how it works and what are the real potential pitfalls and paradoxical repercussions.
This movie doesn’t explain those well enough and they expect us to infer certain concepts that make little to no sense.
A lot of the plot is based on many of the concepts used in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and despite working well in a comedy, they seem quite silly in a thriller like this.
The first half is much better than the latter which spirals into chaotic mess.
Bottom Line – Very interesting premise but just doesn’t work as well as it should have. Doesn’t explain time travel paradoxes well enough for us to understand the science and problems evolved from their discovery. First half works better than the second half.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The plot of this film is very close to that of the season two Twilight Zone story from 1961 “A Most Unusual Camera”. Thieves steal a camera from a curio shop, discover it can take pictures of events some short time in the future, and try to use it to win at horse racing bets, etc. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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