Movie Review: FATE

FATE was directed by Dan Sheldon from a screenplay by Michael King and Dan Sheldon and stars Daniel Bonjour, Anne Clare Lush, Jerry Hoffman, Marshal Hilton and Laura Shields.

The feature length debut of producer Dan Sheldon, Fate follows a brilliant quantum physicist who is on the verge of discovering the secret of the space time continuum when the government shuts him down. His quest to see his research to the end becomes paramount when his fiancé is killed. His only hope to avert his lonely fate is to travel back in time and save her life.

This sci-fi thriller follows Connor Hughes (Daniel Bonjour), a brilliant quantum physicist who discovers the formula for time travel after the government cuts ties with him. What happens is, when his fiancé April (Anne Clare Lush) is killed in an unfortunate accident he decides to go back in time to try and save her life. Connor begins jumping back in time to try and prevent her from dying but he quickly realizes the outcome is always the same no matter what he does to alter some things. While all of these attempts are going on, Connor is also dealing with Agent Spencer (Marshal Hilton), a sinister government goon and his henchmen who want Connor’s creation and will do anything to seize it. Connor does have a little help dealing with the government goons along the way.

With each jump Connor gets closer to preventing April’s tragic accident until he finally comes up with a new strategy that will save her while his trusty assistant stalls Agent Spencer just long enough to give him enough time for one last jump. In the end, not only does Connor change April’s fate during his final jump so that he can finally save her but he also changes his own fate during the process.

Bottom line is, I enjoyed Fate which is a movie that takes more of a grounded approach to the whole time traveling subgenre of science fiction. The movie relies heavily on its interesting plot and talented cast rather than some over-the-top special effects that most blockbusters depend so heavily on. There are a few visual effects used and they all look impressive for this to be a low budget indie feature. Also, for this to be the directorial debut of Dan Sheldon, I thought he did a really good job and delivered an entertaining sci-fi thriller that centers around unlocking the secrets of the space time continuum. If you enjoy time traveling movies like Somewhere in Time and The Time Machine then you should give this one a try because it’s a really good watch. Fate will be available on Digital HD, including Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand, on August 15th and is worth checking out.

Distributor: Self Destruct Films

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated


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  1. J. Ramirez says:

    Kept me in place which is a hard thing to do. I enjoyed viewing.

  2. Sheena Bowa says:

    I loved this movie. It kept me interested and I thought it was very well done.

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