2018 Film Challenge: 9. Transcendence

This film was one that a friend recommended to me ages ago. I was sceptical, as the reviews didn’t seem great, but he said it was worth watching for the ideas behind it, so I downloaded it. That was probably a couple of years ago and I’ve had it sat on my hard drive ever since. It was ok – the Sci-Fi element was interesting enough, though I feel like it’s been done better (and a lot more succinctly) in a couple of X-Files episodes. It’s a little long-winded and doesn’t have the drama or action I was expecting from this kind of film.

Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching:

  • How did she cut a piece of cake before he’d blown the candles out?
  • Monkeys keep appearing in things I watch recently
  • Is this going in a Kill Switch direction? (as in the X-Files episode)
  • They should be playing Twilight Time
  • Is this going to get exciting and dramatic at some point?
  • How did he start a record playing?
  • OK, that’s a bit creepy
  • It’s getting a bit Terminator now
  • I don’t really feel invested – I’m kinda bored
  • Er, what?
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 9. Transcendence

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    I’d never heard of this before I saw it on your list, which is a little odd, as it’s not especially obscure or anything – but I guess it just passed me by.

    I rented this on Amazon, and having looked it up I knew the reviews were mostly negative. I tried to put this out of my mind though, and as the film started, I thought I might like it. However, I found that it quickly ran out of steam, and I actually found it really rather boring, to the extent that I started doing other stuff whilst I watched (tidying up mostly).

    This was definitely my least favourite of the films watched so far for this challenge, and I can’t say it’s one I’m eager to go back to any time soon.

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