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2:22 (2017) Mini Film Review

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2:22 is an odd name for a movie title, but it actually contains more meaning that it meant in the movie. With it being an American-Australian thriller film that features famous actors such as Michiel Huisman, who is involved in World War Z and Game of Thrones, and a plot that is filled with mystery and twists, will this movie actually be good? Read on below to find out!

 

Premise

An air traffic controller, Dylan, starts to experience visions of weird patterns that concern with the timing of 2:22. In a bid to discover the truth, he decided to investigate the origin of the number. However, what he found could forever change his life, will he ever survive the curse of 2:22?

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What will he find? And will he survive it?

Review

2:22 starts off with a great opening that explores the special ability of the main character, Dylan, in seeing patterns in his job. It starts off as mysterious and we are introduced to new characters slowly. The pacing is alright for the first half, however, things start to go downhill from here. In an attempt to make the premise interesting, we are shown a bit too many pattern sequences with the number 2:22 being shown to us every 15 mins. At first, it is acceptable, but the often repeating number and sequences start to bore you when it’s been shown more than 5 times in a short period. The pacing starts to get draggier with each of such sequence that you could leave the cinema for a while and still would not miss out much.

Characters are okay, but they are really not full of unique personality and quirk. Most of them seem cliches and some are not even essential to the story. Speaking of the premise, you will get lost and get confused at how things begin and what caused the strange patterns, as the film tries to force its own logic into it. It simply doesn’t make sense and the film does not even bother to explain much. Even the twist feels underwhelmed with so many unanswered questions it left behind. Soundtracks are just decent and not totally memorable. This is a film that tries to be ambitious in its unique plot but fails in its execution.

 

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2:22 (2017) Mini Film Review
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Reader Rating0 Votes0
What's good?
Unique plot
Good mixture of CGI and reality scenes
What's bad?
Plot is overly complicated
Plot is confusing and the characters are pretty cliche
Pacing is draggy after the 30th minute mark
Overall it's just decent in quality
3.2
It's okay
A unique plot that is not execute well at all
It's a shame when a film with such unique plot got marred down by bad pacing, cliche characters and an overall bad execution. 2:22 deserves to get a better reboot and with better story flow. For now, it is just pretty disappointing, though it is still decent.

 

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An everyday guy who is the founder of Controller Companies. He started it when he was frustrated to find that the stuff he bought had no reviews available online. Thus, this website is created with the sole purpose of reviewing stuff that he has seen, bought, used or enjoyed! Now, he is probably doing another review while you are reading this.
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Anthony L Tjandra
An everyday guy who is the founder of Controller Companies. He started it when he was frustrated to find that the stuff he bought had no reviews available online. Thus, this website is created with the sole purpose of reviewing stuff that he has seen, bought, used or enjoyed! Now, he is probably doing another review while you are reading this.
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