Smart student “David” discovers an interesting mystery when he watches old video footage from one of his childhood birthday parties. While re-watching, David, discovers a quick snapshot of what appears to be his present self in the past…How is this be possible? How could this have been done?
With this help of David’s friends, they soon discover secret plans for building a time machine that had left behind by David’s father (who’s also a smart guy). This time machine is soon created with each member’s skills, the help of an Xbox gaming console & car batteries (Yep, you heard me). And, from this, we have a time machine.
A strong warning also in advanced that this film has been done with the style I like to call “Shaky handheld”. The whole film has been filmed completed in documentary style with PLENTY of jumpy filming, side shots and random filming where no one would normally walk. Straight away, this is a major failure of the film. This also takes away any emotion you may have towards the film’s and its characters. There are times I found myself wanted to see something but suddenly the film guys turn the camera on and angle instead. Really annoying.
Our heroes have the power to change to the world, instead, we spend time as the audience watching main characters get revenge on bullies, watching someone try to perfect an oral presentation in school (more than once!) winning the lottery (and wasting money), random hookups and of course spending a day at an “Imagine Dragons” concert with backstage passes….sigh.
The film had a really great setup of mystery and I was generally curious. Once we meet the rest of David’s friends and follow the ride of students being spoilt and doing silly things my concern for the mystery faded.
If you could time travel anywhere would it really be to a concert? Back To The Future never showed Doc and Marty going to see Huey Lewis live.
I wish I had a time machine to prevent myself from watching this film… And the film “Where the Wild Things are”… And any films with Sarah Jessica Parker.
I overall enjoyed the idea of this film, but the flaws for me include poor camera work which took a lot away from any emotional connections. Also, our characters are hard to care about as all they seem to do is muck around and waste time.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden