The first 45 minutes of this film is really well done. Very intriguing, great character development and background, interesting concept about time travel and choosing who is allowed to travel in order to prevent any kind of paradox, and just overall good script writing. Then it starts to get a little ridiculous, and then a little more, and then even more, until the movie and plot become so ridiculously cartoonish that everything just unravels and you just can't enjoy it anymore. It starts off great sci-fi but finishes as a joke. Remember a few years ago when some woman tried to touch up that painting of Jesus in a Spanish church and totally botched it up? This movie script is just like that where it was good and then someone else must've got a hold of it and ruined it.
Now I'm not one of those people that complain that a sci-fi movie isn't following the usual rules of physics, and I will grant the sci-fi writer tremendous leeway for entertainment purposes, but there is a point where it gets so ridiculous that the movie is no longer enjoyable.
Like most summer blockbuster action movies, there's some ridiculousness built in so you just turn your brain off and enjoy the ride. You realize that you're not watching a Best Picture candidate and it should be just mindless entertainment. Well, even with my brain turned completely off this ride was really hard to enjoy. If it wasn't for the well written first 45 minutes, I'd rate this 1 star.
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