A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of their own ahead one hour. He returns pleading with ... See full summary »
After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.
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
According to the director's commentary, the scene in which Jim runs out of the lab and encounters Abby was filmed under the Georgia Dome. See more »
Jim sees his alternate self lying on a bed. In the wide shots only his head lies on the big pillow, but in the close up he lies higher up with both his head and shoulders on the pillow. 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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I was quite shocked to see how low the rating was on this film, and I can only imagine it is because people struggled to keep a grasp on a self entwined looping plot. This is a wormhole based movie, so expect it to be a bit loopy.
Probably don't watch it with a girlfriend/wife who isn't in to this genre (they'll not enjoy it and will wreck it for you to by asking for explanations continually... and that would be distracting on a complicated plot which moves fairly swiftly), and it would be best enjoyed without beer (you do need to concentrate to keep up), but other than that I found it excellent.
Visually nice, the music was quite 'daft punk'/Tron in places (good on a home cinema system), the actors could act, the female lead was sexy and they tied all the pieces together. What more could you ask for.
My 10/10 is probably a bit excessive, I put it this high to try and offset the people who don't understand and have been slating it. In reality it is a solid 8.7/10: not perfect, but getting close.
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