Film Review: Predestination (2014)

PredestinationFilm: Predestination
Released: 2014
Director: Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers) , Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor

The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

What I thought of it:
In general, I have a problem with time travel, riddled with paradox as it inevitably is, and find most films with time travel as the main theme to be far below expectations. The exception to this rule is the Back to the Future trilogy, because, well, just because they’re awesome, OK? Another exception, now, is Predestination.

It’s difficult to say anything about this film without giving away major plot points which could/would spoil the viewing pleasure of others, so I will keep is simple and brief. Paradox plays a huge role in the plot, but it is handled in such an elegant manner that it doesn’t matter. The intelligent script never condescends to the viewer and the stars are incredibly engaging, making this an interesting exercise in intrigue that keeps you dangling on a very cleverly constructed hook.

To say I enjoyed this film is to do it a great injustice – I did more than enjoy it – I relished every second.

Rating: Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
It may well have you questioning the concept of time travel and exactly what it would allow, but you’ll enjoy the ride and it will certainly exercise your little grey cells!


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