Just finished watching “Predestination” (2014 Australian science fiction film), and I have to say this movie is a time travel gem in science fiction. We all love the idea of time travel, because it allows us to imagine that we can go back in time to fix our mistakes or to change something for the better and so forth. Nonetheless, “Predestination” isn’t similar to other time travel movies I’d seen. “Predestination” is unique in a way that it puts way more limitation on time travel mechanism than any other time travel movies I’d seen.
The script in “Predestination” weaves the order of interwoven plots together quite nicely, and only by watching the whole film closely that I could be so amused by the ending of the movie. Nonetheless, as the movie had gone through 75% of its timeline, I already figured out the essence of the main plot, but I was still amazed how the ending created even more interest about the whole movie for me.
The actors in “Predestination” are amazing in the movie. They are quite believable in their roles. Nonetheless, if you had watched the movie already you would probably know why it’s even more amazing to see these actors pull through since the main plot of the movie depends on them to surprise you as the viewer to the very end. Is it hard for these actors to surprise you with the movie’s main plot in the end? I don’t know, but at least in the movie you can see these actors pull you in throughout the movie to very end, even after the essence of the main plot was revealed.
While watching, at first the movie feels like a low budget movie, but after you sink deeper into the movie the low budget feeling is no longer there but the other feeling creeps in which is as if how you would praise how intelligent the plot is. After finishing watching the film I had to go online to get more clarification on the main plot, because the ending does leave you feel like something is missing — in a good way. You would question how would the whole main plot of the movie is even possible in the first place. Especially at the end of the movie you probably would wonder what’s the point of time travel after all. You would know what I meant by that if you had already watched the movie.
According to Wikipedia, “Predestination” was directed by The Spierig Brothers. The screenplay is based on “All You Zombies” (1959) short story by Robert A. Heinlein. The main stars in the movie are Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor. I definitely recommend this movie for viewers who like to read books and watch movies on Time Travel. It’s a science fiction for sure, and so I think the science fiction people will like it too.