PREDESTINATION ( M)
THERE are many a deep and meaningless moments in Predestination, but this line takes the cake: “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” A nice sentiment, but a bit rich for a time- travel movie that wastes a lot of time and barely travels anywhere. Sarah Snook plays a man who used to be a woman who once had a baby and almost became an astronaut. Ethan Hawke plays a time- jumping secret agent working undercover as a barman while pursuing a dangerous terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber. Bereft of the calendarshredding urgency of modern time- warping classics such as Looper and Source Code,
Predestination leaves its best, mind- bending scenes until far too late. How late? Too late for the movie to be what it might have been.
Now showing State Cinema and Village Cinemas ( Glenorchy only)