I love anything to do with time travel. All my favorite Sci-Fi movies and episodes are all time travel based. I’ve seen “Back to the Future” at least a few dozen times. I love the Futurama where Fry diddles his grandmother (it’s far less gross in context, really). Hell, even “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (which I call “cool Dr. Who”) is one I really like due to its good time travel stuff. So when Chaz told me to check out “I’ll Follow You Down”, I was right on board.
I see dead people (too obvious to do but also too obvious to not do)
I liked the plot quite a bit. It was simple but at the same time different. The movie synopsis from Well Go USA’s website: “After the disappearance of an accomplished physicist (Rufus Sewell), his son Erol (Haley Joel Osment) and wife Marika (Gillian Anderson) struggle to cope. Years later, now a young scientist himself, Erol discovers a formula that could kill him, throw him into the unknown…or bring his family back together.”
Searching for Bobby Fischer’s mom’s pokies
A great deal of critics didn’t like this movie for a number of reasons, including the time travel element. I couldn’t disagree more (I am not being paid by anyone to say this), I loved this movie. The acting was top-notch, direction was serviceable, if not good, the casting was dead on, and the even the music was good. This had a lot of elements that were just plain right, but since it’s my job to attempt to be humorous I have to beat up the movie slightly.
She needs more fiber in her life
Anything involving time travel can stir a whole bunch of controversy and arguments, mostly by people not smart enough to fully state or even understand their own opinions. As to not spoil this movie, let’s use another movie as an example. I feel the greatest representation of time travel in a movie is from “Timecop”. I know what you are thinking: “Tim, Timecop is the timeless standard by which all other time travel movies aspire to be.” I get it, I really do, but there are a couple of flaws. They have the concept in the film, that if, you, from the future, touch you from the past, then you both die. Modern thoughts on physics would argue that they would simply bounce off each other because the idea of the ‘same matter’ is silly. But I say to you this, how silly would you feel if you hugged your past self and died because you didn’t understand time travel nor the genius of Peter Hyams enough to take his warnings seriously. Real silly, I bet, real silly.
The most unrealistic part of this movie is that it’s 2012 and he has this phone
Richie Mehta is a newer director and has only done a couple other movies that did very well with critics. If this is his ‘worst’ movie so far I plan to watch his others. He really seemed to understand how to pace a movie well and at no time was I ever bored or felt there weren’t any unnecessary moments.
Apparently all his body hair decided to ‘Pay It Forward’ (WAY-O!!!)
As stated above, the acting here is very well done. Haley Joel Osment did a very good job as the lead despite the fact that his face is too small for his head. I’m sure there is a name for that but it makes me think of Baby Face from Dick Tracy.
He is not looking at that apple
This isn’t a special effects movie so that isn’t anything to comment on. Anything that may require special effects they basically skipped, which I feel is fine because it would have taken away from the actual story told here. I really like the way the director knew the kind of movie he was making and made sure we got that without trying to make it something that it wasn’t going to be. If more movies were like this my job would be much harder.
I give the film a 7.6 outta 10. Why a 7.6? Well, it’s because you need a point something in order to truly achieve anything in Time Travel, as expertly done in Back to the Future with one POINT twenty-one gigawatts for the Delorean to reach maximum awesome potential!