Predestination Spierig brothers hit time travel gold?

Posted: January 17, 2015 in FILM REVIEWS/COMMENTS
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A time-traveling Temporal Agent travels back and forth time in order to stop an infamous terrorist known as the ‘Fizzle Bomber’.

While Terminator and Back to the Future put time travel on the film map not many have equalled it since, multi-talented Spierig brothers, Michael and Peter offer a satisfying serious slice of time hoping scifi. Predestination delivers what Looper debatably failed to do, not since Nacho Vigalondo 2007 Timecrimes have paradoxes been thought out and executed so well.

The film oozes a retro atmosphere and writer/directors Spierig brothers bend the conventional story telling with not just time travel but flash backs too, thanks to some good editing. The music and makeup also deserve a nod. It takes it’s time to come together allowing the fine actress Sarah Snook a chance to shine. The Spierigs re-team with Ethan Hawke and put him alongside the understated Noah Taylor, all the cast are on fine form. It’s a character and story driven tale.

With scenes set in 1945 to 1970s and 1992 to name a few Without giving the game away it avoids getting weighed down by techno babble and there’s enough twists to peak interest without relying on huge amounts of effects and explosions.

If you love though provoking personal time travel films on a large scale this one is a must see.

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