A time machine's tested first time by a man in the team traveling 1 hour into the future. He returns to warn them against killings in the next hour. Is it possible to change things in the "past"? Twist after twist follow.
From the creators of The Signal (Sundance 2007) comes Synchronicity, a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville. When physicist Jim Beale invents a machine that can fold space-time, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower's identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he's fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.Written by
When Jim goes to Abby's apartment for the first time, you can read on the intercom :"Sebastian, J.F. #2019". J.F. Sebastian is a character from Blade Runner (1982), set in 2019, and directed by Ridley Scott. Just above is "Scott, Anthony #2012". Anthony Scott, aka Tony Scott, director known for Top Gun (1986), Spy Game (2001) and Crimson Tide (1995), among others, died in 2012 and was Ridley's younger brother. See more »
When the limousine drives through the city, on-coming traffic is to the left. In one "filler-shot", of a city intersection lit by Chinese language signs; not depicting the aforementioned limo, on-coming traffic is to the right. See more »
[from control booth]
Balance metric pressure at 057.
[working in full suit]
Metric pressure sustaining 057. Releasing valves.
Prepare to load M.R.D.
Radioactivity meters online, ready for exposure.
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This movie boasts a "sci fi noir" tag and I gotta say, it's a cop out. It's more of a b grade movie than a noir film of any kind.
The soundtrack was repetitive cut and pastes of 80s "sounds" which were super cheesy and just gross. Look back to The Machine for an example of a decent sound track, this sounds like the version done by an inexperienced composer.
The plot it's self is basically what Primer did much better but it had a romance that was essential for the plot to work and unfortunately this writer and the lead actress cannot pull off romance. Don't make a romantic relationship the key to your plot unless you're as good at romance writing as you are science fiction writing. The other aspect of the film, which many unfairly compare to Dark City, is that they use an endless amount of gloss and dark lighting to try to make everything seem dark and gritty. Combined with the music it was just tedious to take in.
Don't get suckered in by the comparisons made to better movies or the "noir" tags.
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