All I have heard it praise for this movie. So I decided to give it a try. The first hour I was reminded of M Night Shyamalan’s movie, “signs”. We are on a rural farm and strange events are occurring.
Then things get a little too convenient. Ex astronaut, now farmer, stumbles across a secret NASA program and all the scientists go, “hey while you are here, why don’t you fly our shuttle for us?” Seriously?
Then the physics lesson starts. They really tried to keep it grounded in real theories, but then they started pulling stuff out of who knows where and messing with time. You have to be really careful if you are going to do time travel. I’ve seen very few movies do it correctly. Did this movie pull it off?
Picture this, you are getting a physics lesson from a professor, he really knows his stuff and is giving all the details. But you… are super high on acid. That’s what this movie is, the interpretation of someone who is high on acid trying to understand physics.
So no. In my opinion they did not. Remember how I said things fell apart when I saw “Lucy”. This movie’s last half hour fell apart in much the same way.
If the movie would have tried less to be “real”, I would have bought more of the outrageous things they did. But as it is, the mesh didn’t work.
Spoiler, but if you want an example of what I mean: a guy gets sucked into a black hole and ends up in the fifth dimension, which happens to be behind his daughter’s bookshelf in her bedroom. Yeah… exactly.