In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on? Written by
In the beginning of the movie, at the time capsule ceremony in 1959, the piece of music being played by the orchestre is Jupiter - Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst, from his orchestral suite 'The Planets' See more »
(at around 38 mins) When they first spot Flight 74, John and the state police officer are both looking back along the centerline of the highway - 90 degrees from the jet's actual line of flight, which crosses the highway at a right angle. At the beginning of the next shot, when the jet appears in frame, John's head is turned 90 degrees to the right. See more »
The good: Strong start to the movie, the plot hooks you in, excellent sound, confronting disaster scenes, haunting images, Rose Byrne, at times quite freaky, The Bad: Special effects looked like they were from a video game, ripped off basically every science fiction movie ever made, poor acting from Nic Cage, very predictable.
The Ugly: Last third of movie was shamefully ridiculous.
Summary: If you are a science fiction fan, you will probably not be able to resist seeing this movie. Be warned, you will think you are seeing the sci-fi great that you have been waiting for but mid way the film gets lost. You may very well groan out loud at the ending. This had the makings of a great movie but unfortunately it couldn't come up with the goods.
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