I usually have trouble deciding whether to use a “mind-bending” tag because well, I sat through Mulholland Drive and now everything seems pretty normal by comparison. This film got one though because in the realm of “going back in time to save a loved one” films this one has some serious panache.
The premise is pretty simple, a man goes to a parallel dimension to be with the woman he loves. Unlike similar explorations of this concept, instead of hiding away from his double in the new universe and wallowing in angst for about an hour, he decides to cut out the middle man and brutally murder his doppelganger.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time or the first universe in which our “hero” has come up with this idea so what follows is one of the more bizarre looks at the nature of death and identity that I’ve seen.
Sometime in the near future. Three parallel universe, the girlfriend dies in each one, the guys cant take the loss. With an unsecured technology that accidentally made its way to the wide public, They decided to go for a ride to another parallel universe – our universe, in which the girl is still alive…
I have to respect a world where dimensional transportation devices are left completely unguarded and you have to use a motorcycle helmet as a heads up display. (Style 4.5)
This pretty quickly devolves into murder porn, which is probably why I like it but does take away from the fact that he’s doing all of this presumably out of love. (Storytelling 3.5)
Dimensional travel really hasn’t been this fun for a while. (Novelty 4)