as a mind-bending ride
through time, Predestination is an
intriguing movie that explores the
possibility of being able to interact
with oneself and influence an outcome
in the past, and therefore alter the
present, during time travel...
STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION to suppose that going back in time and meeting
your younger self would offer a chance to change lives for the better, the compellingly
bizarre Predestination offers another slant on the fascinating subject
of time travel.
A time traveller suffers an horrific accident and a reconstruction of his face
while attempting to complete his final mission before being decommissioned.
A Temporal Agent who is one of The Elite, with exceptional abilities and no
past, he has been sent on a series of intricate time-travel journeys in order
to prevent crimes before they are committed.
is a mesmeric
by his boss Mr Robertson (Noah Taylor), his final mission is a leap into the
past to eliminate a man known as "The Fizzle Bomber" who has struck fear into
the heart of New Yorkers by threatening to devastate the city. His identity
is not known and he has escaped detection across time.
mysterious New York barkeep (perfect character development as always by Ethan
Hawke) strikes up a conversation with a young man who speaks of a tragic past.
He now writes a column in a newspaper under the name of "The Unmarried Mother"
(talented rising star Sarah Snook) and offers to swap his story for free drinks;
beginning his heart-breaking tale with the words "When I was a little girl…".
The Unmarried Mother was left on the steps of an orphanage as a baby. Called
Jane, she longed for a normal existence with a proper family; but she is far
from normal, harbouring a secret that even she does not fully understand. Fascinated
by space travel, she is smart and tough and well able to look after herself.
Given the opportunity to join a space programme, Jane is rejected at the end
of the selection process, despite being a star pupil. She then works as a mother's
help and sees herself through college before finally meeting and falling in
love with a very special man; one she never thought she would find.
But tragedy is about to strike and Jane, who has been called a freak all her
life, finds herself abandoned and suffering distress at two terrible injustices
that are forced upon her. The barman asks her if she would be prepared to return
to the past to deal with those who caused her anguish.
Can a terrible wrong be put right? Can the past really be changed for the better?
Predestination is a mesmeric roller-coaster trip across the years that brings
into question whether time travel would make it possible to influence your past
self over different periods of time a conundrum that has resulted
in Predestination looking set to be the most talked-about sci-fi thriller of
Based on the classic short story All You Zombies by Robert A Heinlein,
Predestination also features: Christopher Kirby as Mr Miles; Christopher
Sommers as Mr Miller; Kuni Kashimoto as Dr Fujimoto; Ben Prendergast as Dr Clarke;
Cate Wolfe as Beth; Sara El-Yafi as Lab Technician; and Christopher Bunworth
Music is by Peter Spierig; Director of Photography is Ben Nott ACS; Produced
by Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan and Peter and Michael Spierig; Written and Directed
by Michael and Peter Spierig (The Spierig Brothers: Daybreakers).
*Predestination leaps onto Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in the UK from Signature
Entertainment on Monday 6 April 2015. Certificate: 15 (UK & Ireland) | Running
Time: 95 Minutes | Catalogue Number DVD: SIG290; Blu-ray: SIG301.
"Predestination is a mesmeric roller-coaster trip across the years."
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"You will love this film *****" Bleeding Cool
"Best film of the year *****" Movie Ramblings
Quote From Predestination: "It's never too late to be who you might