Trust me on this one
Ok, so this review is going to be a little bit different, so please bear with me. Some of my most memorable movie going experiences have involved going into a screening with no prior knowledge of the film and then being cinematically slapped in the face by what is on the screen. To me, this is story telling in its purist form. However, these days due to the 24 news cycle, Twitter, Facebook and let’s face it blogs like this one, this is increasingly unlikely.
Luckily, I recently managed to create this experience with the new Australian film Predestination, and if you are willing, I am going to try to recreate it for you. It is quite possible I am too late, as you may have already seen reviews online, be across some of the plot points and/or have some prior knowledge of cast members. But if you haven’t, are intrigued by this premise and you are up for a touch of cinematic adventure in the blind, then I would strongly encourage you to purposely avoid finding out any details in advance about Predestination and simply take a leap into the unknown.
Simply put, this is not a review, more a suggestion, or perhaps a request to put down that phone and head to the cinema to see a film in the form its Director and all those who worked on it would wish you to, i.e. with no preconceptions. This approach doesn’t work for all films, but it does for this one, trust me. I cannot guarantee that you will have a seminal cinematic experience (note I have not offered an opinion, a star rating or any details on the Director or cast members so as to not inadvertently spoil some moments), but what I can guarantee is that the less you know about Predestination, the more immersive, intense and I would wager, memorable, your experience will be.
Go on, give it a go. Isn’t it more fun when you don’t know what’s around the corner?
Review by Will Malone
Year – 2014
Running Time – 97 mins
If you liked this, then try The Rover.