Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor. (Wikipedia)
Brilliantly conceived, this film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s 1960 short story “All You Zombies”, is a delightful ‘mind fuck’ movie that will have viewers rapt in attention to decipher the clues that lead to the twist at the end. Suffice for me to say that the twist involved the concept of time paradoxes and leave it at that.
On the surface, the plot revolves around a Temporal Agent’s quest to capture a murderous killer (the “Fizzle Bomber”) but of course, it is much more than that. Unlike, most time travel stories, Predestination avoids jaded cliches commonly attached to the ‘genre’ and transcends the standard tropes to deliver a thought-provoking fantastical tale.
Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook manage to create engaging characters and imbue them with such sympathetic qualities that one easily suspends disbelief and completely buys into the improbable premise, granting the massive twist an undeniable plausibility, despite itself.
A low budget film supported by Screen Australia, Predestination punches well above its weight shaming blockbusters like Transformers: Age of Extinction with story-telling and performances that are amongst the best of 2014. Don’t miss this!
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