Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West
Plot: The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
My Review and Thoughts:
Really enjoyed this science fiction time traveling flick. A sophisticated and smart science fiction film. It adds an interesting approach to sci-fi. It mixes logic with ultimate imagination and true futuristic storytelling. This is based on the master storyteller Heinlein's short story "All you Zombies".
Directed by the Spierig Brothers, Michael and Peter. Written and adapted from the story by the Sci-Fi master Robert A. Heinlein. Both brothers are masters in turning a great science fiction or horror tale into film format. I absolutely loved their first feature film Undead (2003) and I am a big fan of their much underrated Daybreakers (2009). Truly visionaries that capture imagination and ultimate imagery of darkness and futuristic means and Predestination adds all those qualities and so much more.
What I like so much about this movie is this is not just a simple time traveling flick or a simple science fiction film. It actually adds a great interesting and thought-provoking story along with characterization of each individual inside the plot. It displays itself in a book format as the story flows off screen; as if the viewer is reading it.
This stars Sarah Snook as the character of The Unmarried Mother. She owns the part and gives a performance that shines and sticks out as memorable. I felt her character. I related to her character. She brought her character to life and gave the character a believable persona. It was also wonderful seeing Noah Taylor, who is a phenomenal performer that I have watched my whole life.
This film is a very, mind bending experience. A twisted reality of imaginative concepts that alter our perceptions of what true reality is, or who we really are.
A modern little gem. Classic in an old school sense. Brilliant in perfect originality. It bends the mind. It transforms the concept of time and fate and the idea of the past, present and future.
Robert A. Heinlein would be satisfied and truly happy with the end result. Spierig Brothers did Heinlein justice and they honored his legendary status. This story was written over 50 years ago and it's truly relevant then, as it is now.
I have always been a huge Ethan Hawke fan. He has a golden talent of performing. His expertise of acting bleeds the sense of golden era Hollywood. He always aces his parts and the character of The Bartender is no different.
Spierig Brothers did it again. They created something unique and logical. A sophisticated science fiction. A smart concept. A classic story re-imagined and retold and created in motion picture perfection.
I highly recommend.