The opening shots of this movie reminded me of Blade Runner and the new Total Recall. For a few minutes, the movie seemed very familiar. Then it went off on its own path. The beginning was really promising and grabbed my attention.
In 2067, there is no more oxygen and no more plants. The last humans are dying. The main character is soon sent into the future in an attempt to save humanity from extinction.
As I said, it started great. In the middle, well, I wasn’t entirely sure as to what was going on. Normally, I’m okay with this. However, a little bit of a hint would have been nice. I think the moviemakers were being too clever, and only they were in on what they were being clever about.
The visuals were nice. The beginning and ending were interesting. As usual, with most sci-fi movies, a little bit more time spent on the ending would have made it a more satisfactory watch. There was lots of crying by the characters. There was too much time spent on the main character lamenting over his tragic past. This could have been better told and more interesting by keeping the story moving forward. I would have liked more character growth and action. There were twists, but I’m not sure they made sense.
There were a few spots where I had to go back because I had no idea what had happened. Even rewatching those parts, I wasn’t entirely sure.
There was no dancing or cheese. Both would have made the movie more fun. The addition of human-munching dinosaurs or land sharks would have been a plus as well. As it is, I give this movie a 2.5 beer rating. It could have been better, but it could have been worse. And, I’ve seen worse. Much worse. Yup, it’ll take at least 2.5 beers to enjoy this flick. 2067 is currently streaming on Hulu.