A Sound of Thunder (2005)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Ted, what’s the point of being rich if we don’t buy things other people can’t afford?” – Christian Middleton

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A company that has created the possibility of time travel, sell trips to the past in order to allow rich customers hunt dinosaurs,but when a mistake happens in the past, the future is now in terrible danger.

Bottom Line – Great concept that is presented so poorly. The low budget aspect of this film is quite apparent throughout and that hurts things a bot too much, The story plays out in a far too predictable way which ruins any real potential that this film has. Edward Burns is fine in the lead role even if he feels a bit out of his league here. Mary McCormack and Ben Kingsley are both also fine here, but none of them stand out among the rest.  The science fiction aspects of this film could have been presented and explained a bit better because it just doesn’t work very well the way that it was done.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Hatton (Sir Ben Kingsley) receives his clients after their time safari, he likes to compare them with great explorers: Marco Polo, Columbus, Armstrong, and he also says “like Brubaker on Mars”, remembering a future (past for him) conquest of the Red Planet. Brubaker was the name of the commander of the Mars expedition in Capricorn One (1977), also directed by Peter Hyams. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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One thought on “A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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