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Film Review: Predestination (2014)
Predestination (2014). Based on the short story by Robert A Heinlein, and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig. The film is initially set in the 1970s USA. A man enters a large building, carrying a violin case and a briefcase, and makes his way to the boiler room. In the boiler room he immediately finds a bomb, which he starts to defuse. The briefcase transforms into a reinforced container. Movement catches his eye, and he spots another person in the room. A gun battle ensues, and he chases off the other person. He grabs the bomb, which is due to explode, and places it in the reinforced container, but is unable to close the lid in time. The bomb explodes in his face, leaving him severely injured. As he lies on the floor the other person returns, and pushes the violin case towards him. Predestination is a superb science fiction film. The story is unusual and maintained my interest throughout. There are excellent performances from Ethan Hawke, and particularly Sarah Snook. Recommended for fans of intelligent science fiction. 5/5 (Excellent)