Well, it is a very, very exciting movie. I love the story line, specially the music on each scene, the way it is directed which can steal your attention the whole time. There is no boring scenarios, or repeated scenes that should not be repeated. Well constructed and the point is well received. You should give it a try.
The Universe Is Never Quiet (by mendelson77)
We never think of Time as an enemy. We call it a kindness for every moment given. We think of it as a long lost friend to remind us of all those good times now gone. Sometimes, we call it a burden, a cruel joke, but when the end is near, we cling to it like a child to a mother, begging to not be let go. We always say that we need more Time because despite the scars that life gives us, we need Time to stay by our side and let us figure out who we really are, and if our prayers are heard, we sigh deeply with relief, never seeing the razor sharp edge held behind its back for Time might be your <more>
friend. But to others, it counts down to their end.Time is an intricate web layered upon layer that snags us in- between. We dangle along its lines, tracing both past and future. Yet, we can't see the patterns that play out across, but what if someone did? What if repetition was Time's cruel game, dealing out cards from the universe and seeing where they fall along the track? Would the message be received, or would they be called crazy, dismissed for the layers are unraveling? And something waits in- between, a hollow boom from a past moment gone tragically wrong.If Time could speak, it would say, "There are no coincidences." A chance meeting is a twist of fate. A connection of love is a deeper symphony, notes of the past that float upon the sea toward the future, but is the music truly sweet? Or are the chords repetitive, singing of love and loss, hope and fear, falling tears and tragic endings? Play it again, Sam for we've heard this tune before, and we are spinning against Time's web, struggling to not fall as its lines converge onto a singular moment while Time's hands pause. 2:22. The world goes silent.It's been seventeen years since the movie, Frequency. The skies have been quiet. No raindrops falling, but the universe is not still. And the brilliance of stars is blinding, sharp sparks flying like chandeliers crashing. Are we listening, or are we deafened by the roar of airplanes overhead? Time is counting down to moments past, and death is the gun ready to fire. Will the bullet hit home, breaking future, or will their lives be saved as the clock strikes 2:22?
Before I watched this movie 2.22 I knew absolutely nothing about it, hasn't seen any trailers and didn't know who the director or cast wereIn fact I like watching some movies that way especially at the cinema where many times I have been very pleasantly surprised. Even with close friends with similar movie tastes I still let myself be the judge as everyone is differentI was only intrigued by the title 2.22Upon watching it I became totally captivated by it.A fairly unique concept similar in subtle ways to some of my other favourite movies such as Edge Of Tomorrow, Frequency, 12 Monkeys <more>
with a really excellent climatic ending For me the best ending of every movie I have ever seen is Michael Douglas in The GameBeing an avid movie buff liking most genres my favourite being Science Fiction with a sub genre of Time Travel, 2.22 has become one of the best movies I've sat through this year!Excellent script and direction by Paul Currie and a beautiful relationship with excellent acting from the stunning Teresa Palmer who plays Sarah and the multiple layered character Dylan played by Michiel HuismanAwesome song titles chosen where I kept finding myself using Shazam to find what they are all g with a very complementary soundtrack written byAs the story unfolded and I began to figure out what was happening I was totally glued to the screen As a chef by trade I compare really good movies I like to amazing tasty food where you just want to savour the flavour in your mouth and memory This is what it was like for me watching this movie I was shocked to see it had so low rating scores on movie critique sites except for a Google audience score of 77% thumbs up that liked this movieI also loved the genuinely acted romance that developed between Dylan and SarahI've watched thousands and thousands of movies over my life and own way over 1000 original DVD, Blu Ray and 4K, this has now become one of my favourites So please don't listen to what all the negative reviews say about it, I highly recommend you watch 2.22 with an open slate and let yourself be the judge Hope you enjoy it as much as I did giving it a 10/10 score!
Overall a very enjoyable film with outstanding Direction and amazing Cinematography! (by TheTopDawgCritic)
This movie had some great features/moments and a few flaws, but considering the B-list actors, it was very enjoyable. I am shocked at the current 5.5/10 rating and hope it increases substantially.Let's start off with the great moments and work our way down to the few flaws.Soundtrack: I want it! Amazing choice of music.Directing - Paul Currie: I've never heard of this Director, and it seems this is only his second major movie directorial debut, but what an outstanding job he did! From the perfect angle shots, to the aerials looking down, the close-ups or the slow-mo shots - perfect <more>
timing and they sure set the mood on point. I feel the directing in this film is right up there with the top Hollywood Directors, so bravo Paul, excellent job and I look forward to more of your films!Cinematography: Perfect! Clearly the Directors choices worked great with the Director of Photography's skills. The visual choices where all outstanding especially the airplane scenes, the aerial ballet and hologram art exhibit are all to be highly noted. The creative choices for the various scenes were perfect, as were the location sets.Editing: on point throughout the entire film! I don't think there's anything that could have improved.Sound: I have to say that 90% of the sound was excellent, although some of the close up scenes between Sarah and Dylan I felt had a very poor and amateur choice of background score.Writing: This was a well scripted film but had a few weak plot points that became very evident with the timing of the not-so-great acting during various scenes by the lead actors.Acting: Michiel Huisman and Sam Reid are well known for TV series shows, and not so much in major motion films like Teresa Palmer has on her resume. One would think there shouldn't be much difference in their acting capabilities, but I felt in some of the scenes, Michiel's acting started to lax, but not as much as Sam's, especially standing next to Teresa Palmer who did an amazing job.The entire movie itself felt a little too long, and had the pace been a little faster, I feel it would have kept me in suspense longer between scenes.I give this film a 4/5 but rounded it up to a 9/10 primarily for the outstanding direction and excellent cinematography. Oh, and the soundtrack... I kept turning up my surround sound system full blast when the great tracks came on, I definitely need to get those songs!
If you like suspense and scifi/fantasy type movies you should like 2:22. Though I think the title would be more aptly named "Aries" Actors were pretty damn good and did not feel like a low budget movie. I assume they had a decent budget. Good soundtrack I gave me a VERY similar feel to the movie Limitless. Give it a try. It's a very decent watch.
Unique and nice Story but could be more better (by shernawaz)
It is very nice movie.The story and idea is unique but at some places the either the movie is chopped off or direction missed some places in the story,it could be about 2 hours movie if the missing parts are included. I would recommend it because of its originality and the lead cast. giving 9 out of 10 is just because of the originality and the lead cast and yes very well directed too. must watch , don't bother about missing points, if you are intelligent viewer, you can guess it well.
Enjoyable sci-fi thriller that doesn't pretend to be something it's not. (by pat-394)
Keeping this short, I don't understand why there's so many negative reviews of this flick. I see a repeating pattern for genre movies such as this, in that the sex & explosions popcorn actioner crowd seem to take it personally when they don't understand what's going on. Above average movies such as this and other hidden gems like "Predestination" get an unfair rap from the instant gratification legions, who seemingly don't like any pointed reminders that they're stupid.Good casting, locations, cinematography and a breathtaking soundtrack used to the best <more>
possible effect make this a welcome addition to the stable of movies that you wouldn't usually watch because of all the naysayers, but are glad you did once you do. Yeah, there's some minor plothole issues and the pacing was a bit confusing at times, but the good far outweighs the bad.Watch it.
I don't know why this movie has such a poor rating. Then when I read those reviewers who rated this low, I understood. They rated it such because they didn't understand the movie. Figures, when you don't get the movie, you bash it? This movie requires a broader, keener mind to appreciate it. This movie actually reminded me of Frequency, where a cosmic occurrence triggered supernatural events. Sure, it also had a sci-fi feel to it, the past colliding with the present. It wasn't confusing for me at all. Everything was connected, and maybe only a few people can see that.I think <more>
the reviews would be better if they had bigger-named stars, but because the cast are more B-list, somehow the bias is a low-budget film can't be good. But that is not the case here. Story is good, directing is good, cinematography and editing were stellar, and the music is awesome. Did I say the music is awesome? I'll say it again: the soundtrack is AWESOME! Very few movies had me googling the tracklist as soon as the movie finished. The music fits the movie perfectly.Sure, there are parts where it could've been better, but as it is, I really enjoyed the movie and I think it deserves a higher rating.
Even not having A list actors, this movie is one to watch... Story line is good and has a flow, visuals are enjoyable. Airplane scene , ballet and hologram were one of the moments in the film. Story line is like some Bollywood movie theme.movie is watchable and will keep u attached to the story line