A clever, roller-coaster thriller that centers on Dylan an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes. Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.Written by
Overall a very enjoyable film with outstanding Direction and amazing Cinematography!
This movie had some great features/moments and a few flaws, but considering the B-list actors, it was very enjoyable. I am shocked at the current 5.5/10 rating and hope it increases substantially.
Let's start off with the great moments and work our way down to the few flaws.
Soundtrack: I want it! Amazing choice of music.
Directing - Paul Currie: I've never heard of this Director, and it seems this is only his second major movie directorial debut, but what an outstanding job he did! From the perfect angle shots, to the aerials looking down, the close-ups or the slow-mo shots - perfect timing and they sure set the mood on point. I feel the directing in this film is right up there with the top Hollywood Directors, so bravo Paul, excellent job and I look forward to more of your films!
Cinematography: Perfect! Clearly the Directors choices worked great with the Director of Photography's skills. The visual choices where all outstanding especially the airplane scenes, the aerial ballet and hologram art exhibit are all to be highly noted. The creative choices for the various scenes were perfect, as were the location sets.
Editing: on point throughout the entire film! I don't think there's anything that could have improved.
Sound: I have to say that 90% of the sound was excellent, although some of the close up scenes between Sarah and Dylan I felt had a very poor and amateur choice of background score.
Writing: This was a well scripted film but had a few weak plot points that became very evident with the timing of the not-so-great acting during various scenes by the lead actors.
Acting: Michiel Huisman and Sam Reid are well known for TV series shows, and not so much in major motion films like Teresa Palmer has on her resume. One would think there shouldn't be much difference in their acting capabilities, but I felt in some of the scenes, Michiel's acting started to lax, but not as much as Sam's, especially standing next to Teresa Palmer who did an amazing job.
The entire movie itself felt a little too long, and had the pace been a little faster, I feel it would have kept me in suspense longer between scenes.
I give this film a 4/5 but rounded it up to a 9/10 primarily for the outstanding direction and excellent cinematography. Oh, and the soundtrack... I kept turning up my surround sound system full blast when the great tracks came on, I definitely need to get those songs!
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