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The Gateway (2018)

TV-MA | | Sci-Fi | 13 February 2018 (USA)
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A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.

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John V. Soto
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Credited cast:
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Jane Chandler
Myles Pollard ... Matt Chandler
Hayley McElhinney ... Ruth
Shannon Berry ... Samantha Chandler
Ben Mortley ... Regg
Adam T Perkins ... Jack
Troy Coward ... John
Jag Pannu ... Detective
Ryan Panizza Ryan Panizza ... Jake Chandler
Shirley Toohey Shirley Toohey ... Kate Chandler
John McPherson ... Cop
Steve Burridge Steve Burridge ... Traffic Cop
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A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.

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Australia

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English

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13 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alpha Gateway See more »

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AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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At the beginning of the film, they increase the power to their experiment to 150 petawatts, eventually reaching 350 petawatts, this is a ridiculously high amount. In 2012 the worldwide energy production was roughly 21 petawatt hours. To put this into perspective, the entire worldwide energy supply in 2012 would be able to power their experiment for around 1 second. See more »

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An OK amateur indie Aussie production
15 February 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

This one is a hard one to rate/review. I could nit-pick it, but after all, it is a independent low budget C-grade Aussie production by amateur/novice director/writer/producer John V. Soto, and thus I can't compare it (or rate it as an equal) to a big budget Hollywood production.

Having said that, what stood out foremost and was annoying was the score, just terrible. Had it been better, the film would have shown better. The sound was also off (should have had the boom mics closer to the actors) - sometimes the score overpowered the dialogue.

The screenplay was ok aside from major plot holes (especially the ending that I guess was supposed to thrill the audience, but failed as a ridiculous amateur move) and a very slow pace. This film needed to be edited down from 90 mins to 75 mins tops. Some of the slow-mo scenes were overly dramatic without cause, and other normal scenes dragged out and extended too long and needed to be edited down.

Although the actors were C & B-list actors, I felt even the experienced ones failed to produce, and I feel part of that blame falls on the director's failure to instruct his actors properly. It seemed this was the kid actors first ever acting gig.

But on the positive side, John V. Soto's directing, cinematography and the story/premise were decent and enjoyable.

A very generous and honest (look at the other 3 fake hi score reviews who only rated this film lol) 7/10 from me. Would I see it again or recommend it? Nope. Did I enjoy it? Sure, because I had no other movies to watch.


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