A Guy Walks Into A Bar.
Spierig Brothers are creating havoc on screen as far as they are teasing us with the romance. And there is a whole lot of electric charge between Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook. So innocently sinister is their love, that it describes the entire film within that one conversation. To be fair that one conversation takes most of the time, in fact the first half, but this has always been Hawke’s forte. There is no one that can talk like him on screen. He looks at her with an attractive fire in his eyes and you sink deep in the film. The Spierig Brother, screenwriters and directors, are playing a safe game by doing so, since the rest of the film is a basic time jump from one place to another, the first half is soothingly calm and harrowing equally.
Sarah Snook that goes through a physical transformation is exceptionally good in her portrayal to a degree that she challenges Hawke blatantly when they go head to head in a bar. There aren’t any big themes explored in here, just so that if you are expecting, which works surprisingly in its favor. As we have experienced before too, in order to do so, it can come off as a big misconstrued hotchpotch that dulls our palette.
It promises an engaging time travelling adventure and that’s what this thrilling ride offers, strong in its believable mythology, it hits hard and fast. This loopity-loop screenplay obviously comes handy with a hindrance in the structure that is ironically its most valuable asset in order to reboot one’s mindset, a refreshing take on the whole time travelling religioso. Predestination is destined to stay within its barred sharp vision that may fail to cut across the genre, but the room has enough energy to feed on textbook thrills.