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Plot: A detective becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program while investigating a string of reality-bending crimes.
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“Hypnotic carries the narrative potential to become a mind-bending film packed with jaw-dropping twists and incredibly captivating storytelling. Unfortunately, despite some interesting moments and an excellent cast, Robert Rodriguez and Max Borenstein deliver a messily edited, extremely confusing mishmash of ideas not as clever as the filmmakers try to make them out to be. I don’t remember the last movie that had such a brutal amount of lazy exposition to explain every plot point or character development moment. A complete disappointment.”
Hypnotic failed to “mesmerise” this viewer.
A disjointed story, weak characterisations and mediocre action, are my not so enduring impressions, of this film.
In short, this is forgettable cinematic fare, that’s predominantly driven by exposition and little else. Using a big name actor, like Ben Affleck, for me at least, wont fix this films shortcomings.
Not sure too, why characters in the latter part of the film are dressed like car rental agents (oh well…)?
In summary, superficially watchable but instantly forgettable, action fare.
B Movie trying to be Christopher Nolan
This is a B movie all the way. It has Ben Affleck, but it’s still a B movie. The budget was $70M but it’s still a B movie. They really tried to create something creative, so I give them credit. That being said, it just didn’t work. That’s why the studio buried the investment.
Nolan likes to create extremely complex plots, with wild ideas that can alter time, space, perception, reality, memory and in this case the ability to control others thoughts thorough ESP.
It’s just way to complex given the cast, locations and the overall premise. It’s similar to SCANNERS from 1981. The idea is, but it lacks that 80s vibe, practical special effects and it’s just confusing and too short given all there is to unpack. 5.2/10 for the idea and some clever scenes.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Mystery, Thriller
Director Robert Rodriguez
Writer Robert Rodriguez, Max Borenstein
Actors Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, JD Pardo
Country United States
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