[Yea, this isn’t anime/manga related. I know]
Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction movie. Directed by the Spierig brothers, it’s a thought-provoking drama about time traveling. HOWEVER, it is not your conventional time traveling story.
This is a movie where “the less you know about it, the better”.
If you’re considering watching, stop reading reviews, synopsis, cast trivia or watching trailers, just go and watch the real thing. Now. Stop procrastinating, just watch it!
The strength of this movie lies on its mysteries and the convoluted storyline, addicting the viewer with its obscure aspects. It’s one of those (I dislike this expression but it’s the most accurate) “mind-blow” movies. The fun of it lies on connecting the dots and finding the clues that slowly creates the puzzle that is the storyline.
And this will only be accomplished, you will only share the full possible enjoyment of the story IF you haven’t been spoiled on it before.
That’s why I strongly suggest you skip the first 7 minutes of it.
Start watching around 7:40 (studio logos included) just when the title screen appears (the opening image of this post).
PLEASE, TRUST ME.
If you watch those pre-title scenes it will obliterate the best wonderful aspect of the story and most likely rip away the enjoyment of it.
Watch the movie starting from the title screen, then later come back to those first frames. You’ll understand what I mean and hopefully be glad that you followed the advice.
I’m still trying to understand what makes a director try to sabotage his own work. My best shot is that those scenes were added at the beginning to lure those action-addict folks.
Predestination has an interesting tempo. It starts slow, gains speed and finishes in a quick blow. Maybe the brief “action” sequence is there at the beginning to hold those viewers but either way, it was a terrible choice.
Predestination is a great sci-fi movie that deals with the same paradox of Steins;Gate.
I had the wonderful experience of watching it without any prior knowledge on the story. I was bored, switching channels, and when I got to it, it was already 20min in but this only made things better.
Skip the opening sequence for your own good and just return and watch it after the credits start rolling.
It got some flaws, some unexplored possibilities so don’t go expecting a masterpiece but it’s still a gorgeous 8/10 movie.
In case you still don’t know of what I’m talking about, it’s this movie:
Well that was it. Back to anime!