By Mark Moring
Time-travel thriller asks whether our actions are foreordained, or a matter of choice.
mpaa rating:R (For violence, some sexuality, nudity and language.)
Directed By: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Cast: Sarah Snook, Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Elise Jansen
Theatre Release:January 09, 2015 by Vertical Entertainment
“What if I could put him in front of you, the man that ruined your life? If I could guarantee that you’d get away with it . . . would you kill him?”
So goes the voiceover (and, essentially, the film’s premise) in the trailer for Predestination, a stirring new movie about time travel—and how one’s actions in the past can have huge ramifications for the future.
It’s a cinematic conceit I’ve always enjoyed pondering, going back to watching 1960’s The Time Machine as a boy, and continuing through such films as Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, the Terminator films, Looper, and, most recently, Interstellar. (Oh, and one you may have never heard of, the obscure 2004 indie gem Primer.)
Done well, it’s a great genre. It forces you to think hard and use your imagination.
But done “well” does not necessarily mean you’ll completely get it. Such movies always require a suspension of …read more
Source:: Christianity Today