16 September 2016 | reviews1958
Couldah shouldah been good
This was a pretty good spin on a thriller - being in a clinical trial for a new drug that targets "feelings". However, it drags on and on with future flashes and then back to where it started that you get dizzy thinking "If you know what's gonna happen, then why not try and avoid it". However you then realize it's like telling a teenager not to text while behind the wheel, only for them to be in a horrible car wreck because...you guessed it, they were texting behind the wheel. In other words, yah just can't tell people not to do something. Even if they know they'll die doing it. The acting wasn't too terrible. There were plenty of times I rolled my eyes at the execution or timing of the script. That just kindah goes with the territory of a thriller - they almost get it right but not always. I won't chalk this up to a total waste of time as there were a few moments that make you go hmmmmm, but overall, especially during the ending you wonder why yah stuck it out as surely you could tell the future that things weren't gonna end on a good note so why bother. But then again, yah just can't tell someone that (not even yourself) cuz even if they know the flicks not gonna end good they still dedicate the time spent knowing they'll never be able to get that time back. This review may seem like going over the same circle but be forewarned, it's exactly what you'll take away from this 4 out of 10 flick/mess. You may ask yourself why 4, why not 2 or 3 if I didn't like it. Well, I'm sick of indie flicks that are done on a 2 or 3 thousand dollar budget and this one appeared as though they spent some money on clothes, location, setting, lighting, and more then 3 characters which was refreshing.