Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars
When I saw that Haley Joel Osment was starring in a new science fiction time travel drama, I have to admit, I was rather curious. The kid hasn’t really done much major since his breakout role in “The Sixth Sense”. Along with Osment, it comes stocked with a great cast Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), Rufus Sewell (“Dark City”) and Victor Garber (“Alias”). Great performances and a nice spin on the time travel genre, this film is entertaining throughout and packs a nice surprise. Worth checking out for sure.
Official Premise: An accomplished physicist (Rufus Sewell) mysteriously disappears on a business trip. Abandoned, his wife (Gillian Anderson) and son Erol (Haley Joel Osment) struggle to cope. Years later, now a young scientist himself, Erol uncovers papers, formulas, a machine, and a mind-bending possibility. But time travel is impossible. Isn’t it? Erol’s obsession to find his father and restore his family will throw him into the unknown and possibly threaten his life. What would you do to repair the past?
The 1080p transfer is solid and delivers with the sci-fi aspect of the film. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 works with the rather impressive score. The special features aren’t anything special. There is a short 12 minutes behind-the-scenes making featurette, which looks into various aspects production including the music. Lastly there are three short deleted scenes included.