• Name: Curvature
• Year: 2017
• Country: USA
• Director: Diego Hallivis
• Main cast: Lyndsy Fonseca, Glenn Morshower, Linda Hamilton
• Runtime: 90 minutes
• Production company: 1inMM Productions
• TRAILER (Official Exclusive Sitges Clip)
I love the concept of time travel, it’s probably my favorite science fiction topic. So when I read the synopsis of Curvature in the Sitges 2017 program, for me it was mandatory to add it to my list of movies to watch. And although the movie didn’t cope my expectations, I don’t regret to have seen it.
The problem with Curvature is, first, the story is not that solid and innovative. But also second, the script and direction are not as decent as one could expect. At this point, I don’t know if it was an issue of budget limitations because some of the sets were the action occur are pretty well built. Only then, some scenes are so poorly filmed like they ran out of money in the middle of the shooting. As another example, actors proved to be quite valid in some sequences, especially Linda Hamilton, who knows a thing or two about time travel. However, on the other side, their performances seem to be in disconcert, like if the director didn’t know what he was doing.
Curvature is the second film from director Diego Hallivis. The script is authored by Brian DeLeeuw. This is not the first time writer and director work together, they were the creators of the short film The Laughing Man (2016). The movie is starred by Lyndsy Fonseca, better know from being the hero’s love interest Katie Deauxma in the movie Kick-Ass (2010). With her, Glenn Morshower, Noah Bean, Alex Lanipekun, Zach Avery and Linda Hamilton complete the cast.
Curvature is about a young scientist whose husband has recently committed suicide in very mysterious ways. He was leading a top-secret project for a private company involving a time travel prototype. One day, after having a set of strange dreams, the woman gets the help from a mysterious voice on the phone to escape from a man that seems to want her dead. I don’t want to get into details, so I don’t ruin the tiny bit of interest the movie has, which is the plot twist, but this is the kind of story where you are not supposed to trust anyone.
I went to see Curvature with a few friends, and I was the one who hated it less. Still, I don’t think it’s fair to rate it higher than 4. It totally feels like a wasted opportunity. But, if like me you are a sucker for time travel movie, I guess you should see it too.
IMDB URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4720596
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