Viewed – 27 June 2015 Online rental
A gifted college student (Jonny Weston) stumbles upon his late father’s secret project in the basement of his house, and soon realises he has a time machine in his hands. So with the help of his sister, his two friends and the hot girl, the group embark on a dangerous experiment.
I have always loved time travel movies, harking back to my complete admiration of the Back to the Future series and other titles like Twelve Monkeys and The Terminator. It’s a very intriguing concept every time, and this entry is no different. Yet putting such technology in the hands of a bunch of kids is er, risky at best – but one’s a gifted science student, so that’s ok then …. you’d think. You see for all the good intentions and the following of the rules (don’t change too much, be careful who you interact with) it’s soon all about going to parties they missed, acting carelessly and handling the life changing (world changing?) consequences afterwards.
Shot in that already tired hand-held found footage style, this was certainly fun and at times quite exciting. Some of the effects when the gang jump through time are very good, and the little differences and alterations they cause are implemented well. Sadly then the focus on these students and their annoying, rushed, arguing behaviour let’s down what is otherwise an often enjoyable little movie. They are only marginally likeable and even the main character proves his own worst enemy. Some of the time travel details are also difficult to get one’s head around, and the ending just confused me.
For a time bending, mind bending piece of entertainment, this remains worth a watch… but the concept has been done better, many times before.
Verdict: 2.5 /5
Watched this last week and had a blast with it. Also really liked the fact that the characters were referencing various other time travel films.
I’m too geeky to enjoy it. It’s good, mindless fun but the plot holes and issues that always arise with time travel ruined it for me.