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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Huw Bowen

Starring:
Abigail Tarttelin
Damian Hayes
Al Convy
Tony Holmes

Movie:  
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Extras:  
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What's it about
Rebecca, an intelligent scientist, is exiled from the scientific community because she's discovered the truth about parallel universes (quantum tunneling in this film). They really do exist, and she has different versions of herself within them- she's Sarah in an ideal society and she's Anastasia, a science director in a a less ideal dystopia called The People's Republic of Great Britain. These three worlds start running together and Rebecca has to stop them.
Is it good movie?
Rebecca, an intelligent scientist, is exiled from the scientific community because she's discovered the truth about parallel universes (quantum tunneling in this film). They really do exist, and she has different versions of herself within them- she's Sarah in an ideal society and she's Anastasia, a science director in a a less ideal dystopia called The People's Republic of Great Britain. These three worlds start running together and Rebecca has to stop them.

Well, this movie reminded me of the old british sci-fi shows I used to catch on TV as a kid. It looks British (if that makes any sense), and the effects are pretty brutal while the movie is pretty huge in scope and aims high.

Unfortunately for me, even as a kid I used to change the channel during programs like this and Triple Hit suffers the same fate. The movie is really all over the place, wiping (yes, screen wiping..that effect) from universe to universe like nobody's business. On top of that, we don't really get a fleshed out plot. Yes, there are three different stories going on but we don't truly learn anything. One is beautiful, the other is dreary and one is sort of like ours. The pacing is a little off and it seems like it takes too long for the worlds to overlap and get interesting.

Arguably the biggest problem here is Abigail Tarttelin, our lead actress who has a big weight on her shoulders and tries hard to shoulder it but can't quite pull it off. She's just a little too hammy, and didn't really convince me as any of the characters, let alone the "main" one, unfortunately.

There's a lot going on here as I mentioned before and if you find yourself invested in the film, there's plenty of plot streams to try and decode. The problem for me was that the movie just isn't made overly well- it looks cheap and isn't acted very well, which is unfortunate.

Ultimately, this film is an independant effort that undoubtedly has some cool ideas within it and for that the effort should be applauded. Unfortunately though in my case, I could barely maintain my interest given a few glaring problems I couldn't seem to avoid. So, if you love a movie that is undoubtedly little but dreams huge, give this a shot. I couldn't really recommend it though.
Video / Audio
Video is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and is undoubtedly unimpressive. Nothing to write home about here, looks a little drab.

Audio is actually worse than the video, with background music coming through far too loud, often drowning out the muffled dialogue.
The Extras
A trailer and a still gallery, that's all.
Last Call
If you love independent sci-fi, you might like this. If you're a casual movie watcher, I'd strongly recommend you avoid it.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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