Three friends discover a time machine which takes pictures of the future. They begin to use it to win race bets and everything goes fine till one gets greedier than another. They begin to lose faith in each other giving a sense of backstabbing as uglier truths unfold in the photos and the situation soon gets out of control.
Director: Bradley King
Writers: Bradley King, Bp Cooper (as BP Cooper)
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’Leary, George Finn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My first SciFi film for Scifi month.
I loved the concept behind this. The technical side is straight forward enough. A group of friends through a series of events stumble across a machine that takes pictures of their living room from 24 hours into the future.
How they deal with this, how they can profit from it and how they dela with each other is essentially how the film is plotted out.
Needless to say things aren’t straight forward and naturally everything goes wrong in nasty ways.
Some of the theorising is very interesting, what will happen if the deviate from the picture even when its a scene that they are uncomfortable with, what happened to the owner of the machine.
I really enjoyed the ending , which sort of rewrote everything you thought had come before.
The one fall down on this was the acting was a bit wooden and the three main actors never quite made their characters and their motivations believable.
While I enjoyed the film I never fully engaged with it.
With such a good concept the film should have a higher level of intensity but it fell a little flat for me.
I’d give it a reasonable 3 Stars out of 5 , worth a watch but could have been better