Science fiction and fantasy
FAQ About Time Travel
directed by Gareth Carrivick
The world's least likely heroes are thrust back and forth in time, messing with time paradoxes and causality and accidentally causing the occasional holocaust. They're helped by Cassie (Anna Faris), who seems to be on their side even though she may not be the most competent of time travellers. However Ray is haunted by the sight of everyone in the pub lying dead. Can he change the future and prevent this disaster from ever happening? And why would anyone want to harm such an unimportant bunch of guys anyway?
This is a mildly funny movie, and Chris O'Dowd's cute nerdiness goes a long way towards making the story more engaging. The effects aren't spectacular, being more the kind of thing you would expect from a low-budget TV series than a blockbuster film. It's absurd and frivolous, like an episode of Red Dwarf. Because it relies on stereotypes a lot it's not funny enough to make you pull a muscle. But it's passable entertainment for those times when the alternative is staring at a blank wall.
20th July 2010
If you like this, try:The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Garth Jennings
Wherever you go in the galaxy, somebody wants you to fill in a form.
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The eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, pits himself against his enemy the Master, who is struggling to overcome death.