Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) Reviews
Regardless, what an amazing movie. Hard to comprehend as it plays out but the general gist of it is easy to figure out. For a low budget indie, the creator of the film (Nacho) was able to accomplish outstanding feats without the use of stunning visuals, etc. I highly recommend this movie.
Some moments bothered me and felt unrealistic, though it was glaringly obvious these moments were merely to move the plot forward (none of which had anything to do with the actual plot or concept of time, just stupid little things a person would never go).
Timescrimes is really bad. Not only because characters are stupid but because the "OMG! so amazing twists" are entirely predictable. It is really sad when a movie keeps trying to surprise you but you figured out everything 1 hour before.
Boring, predictable and stupid. I do not recommend it.
Also, worst main character ever. Yeah...
And even so, this movie is a truly terrifying experience, full of plot twists and turns; a must watch for the time travel enthusiasts.
I didn't know what to expect from this movie, but because of its good reviews I ended very disappointed. It's not because it's a bad movie, it was the fact that it had a very stupid and unlikable protagonist and even though the story was clever at times, his actions were very dumb and thus the movie suffered as a result.
~August 27, 2016~
NON-SPOILER: This sci-fi film with surprisingly no special effects is a great demonstration of how to make multiple parallel linear scenarios converge seamlessly. As you can imagine, this perk may also serve as a gift and a curse towards the predictability of this film halfway through. I would only recommend it for technical reasons, where film students would find it to be an inspiring/rewarding experience.
SPOILER: Below are some moments of un-engaging moments I have slightly trivialised for you... so please forgive my comical relief. Let's call the protagonist 'Mummy' for Mummified, and 'Bane' of the Batman character's wardrobe resemblance.
Scene - Protagonist sees scientist for the first-time, knows him for around a minute.
(Stranger)Scientist: "Get in the Bathtub" (Lowering the lid to hide Hector)
Protagonist: "Uh... what about you?"
(Stranger)Scientist: "I will follow you"
Scene - Mummy Bane crashes car off-road.
Innocent Girl: "Are you ok?"
(Stranger)Mummy Bane: "I'm fine" (has blood all-over his Mummy face.)
Innocent Girl: "Ok" and she walks back towards her bike...
Scene - Mummy Bane walks back to the main street, girl starts calling for assistance...
(Stranger)Mummy Bane: "No, please don't make the call"
Innocent Girl: "But..."
(Stranger)Mummy Bane: "No, it's ok"
Scene - Mummy Bane looks towards the leafy path leading to the dark evening forest...
(Stranger)Mummy Bane: "Come with me"
Innocent Girl: "Ok"
I'm not sure if this was intentional, but the film's director may have attempted what seems to be an opaque intent, highlighting the cast's shared behaviour of poisonous human curiosity for what lies ahead (think 'binoculars')
This movie drags in the first half but gets tricky in the second. Overall a commendable effort.