Predestination comes out tomorrow in the US, but in keeping with this time travel movie, I’m giving you a review before the movie is out! Well, okay, maybe that’s because it’s an Australian film, and I caught it on our flight over there. And for our readers elsewhere, I have found that IMDb keeps release schedules, so here’s the international release schedule. Looks like many countries have already gotten this film, with a few more still to come!
I have a couple of goals with this review. The first is to talk a bit about the film, trying to avoid spoilers, while still setting enough of the scene to pique your interest. I think that may be necessary because I don’t know how well the trailer does at that. This isn’t an action movie, but a thoughtful speculative story, where the characters and their personal stories are the interesting part. This is a gender-bending, time-traveling, science-fictional piece that avoids feeling like a Hollywood flick. By, you know, not being made in Hollywood.
The other thing I would like to do is sneak this in as a LitFlix for the year, before we actually have our 2015 list together for you! The film is based on the 1959 short story All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein. It’s a short short story, but it was amazing to see how they turned it into a film! So I’ll talk about that too, but I’ll still try to keep away from spoilers. I recommend this movie and hope that you get a chance to see it, whether on the big screen or at home!