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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Predestination: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Ethan Hawke plays as a time-traveling agent who is trying to stop the mysterious New York's "Fizzle Bomber" in 1970 that claimed thousands of lives. From 1992, he travels back to 1978 and disguises as a bartender. He starts to have a conversation to a patron inside the bar and tells him a series of flashbacks that may give him an idea on who is his primary suspect.  

The film has an interesting premise boosted by a great performance from its lead cast. Ethan Hawke shows his versatility and proves that he can shift gears through different roles. While Sarah Snook's presence also made it a bit more intriguing and avoided to be boring while she is telling the story. The simplicity of the whole time traveling act is enjoyable enough in which it didn't quite need a boost of unwanted effects and made it a little less flashy. 

The twist, turns, and revelations are quite complicated but still there are some ideas that are quite predictable. The first scene gave a lot of hints but as the story moves on there are still a lot to be unveiled. There are some surprising revelations that meet at the end coming from different directions. 

Overall Predestination is a mind-bending film. It may leave you scratching your head at the end, but the execution is pretty clever. Watching it twice is a must. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor

Directed by: Michael Spierig Peter Spierig
Distributed by: Multivision Pictures Entertainment 
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide  

 

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