#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A World War One soldier accidentally time travels to present day Los Angeles and struggles to find a way back to his wife in 1918.
Plot: A social work grad student’s film project on L.A. homelessness becomes something quite other when she and her friends encounter a man claiming to be from another time and place.
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Raw, realistic to an extent, but you need to use your imagination
If you were in a Hollywood movie and you stumbled across a man that said that he’d time-travelled from 1918, I bet you’d help him and there would be amazing special effects. If the same scenario happened to you in real life, I wonder if you’d be more likely to run away and perhaps report him to local services of some sort?
I found this film quite extraordinary, but something about it intrigued me enough to watch it all the way through.
I initially felt that it was obviously very low budget (which it clearly is). Then I felt that the acting was nothing special, until it struck me that the acting was incredibly natural. It all just seemed very real to me which makes a change because in these types of found footage/hand-cam movies I’m used to clichés. There were no corny lines that I noticed.
The reason that I’ve put in my subject title that you have to use your imagination is because there are parts in the film where I thought “that doesn’t explain something”, or “you just wouldn’t do that, would you?”. That is where I had to make allowances. It’s confusing in parts. I felt emphasis with the female lead who wasn’t sure if she believed the soldier, but she wanted to. – And then her male partner/husband who was very cynical. (That also confused me because at one point, unless I misunderstood, she’s gay?).
The script was written beautifully and with realism, the lead actor (and writer) I felt was very handsome. It even picked up on the fact that because of what had happened to him and the fact that he’d been in his uniform for a while, that his body might smell a bit. Little touches to the movie like that are often not noticed or generally not even mentioned.
I suspect that most people won’t like this movie. Personally I thought it was very good. Not superb, but very good. 8/10 from me and I’m going to see what else I can find from at least the 2 lead actors in this movie. Particularly the male.
When you undertake to tell a story about a time traveler, you can’t then ignore the central tenet and drama of your story in exchange for modern, cultural detritus. Unfortunately, the makers of Alistair 1918 never come close to getting to grips with their subject matter in any believable way which supports the drama of what we’re told has happened.
This story fails to convince us that they’re dealing with anything resembling the consequences of time travel, for themselves or the man who is the film’s focus. Mostly, the cast and Alistair wander around Los Angeles with a (handheld) camera pointed at their quaint English accented subject, unphased by the enormity of his situation or the consequences of what they’d have us believe they’re dealing with. The actors do their best with poorly conceived material that lets them down at nearly every turn. The director lacks imagination in solving the many story and plot problems.
The introduction of a French time travel scientist who is suddenly able to solve the problem of controlling time travel, merely because the story has her meet Alistair, shows just how clumsily conceived the writing and this project was. Alistair 1918 was a challenge that the script and story developers had neither the imagination nor skill to tackle in a meaningful way. Instead of providing a climax that we can at least suspend our disbelief for, the script collapses into horrible cliche’s. It’s about as convincing as a Days of Our Lives storyline, and offers scientific solutions and effects that make Dr Who look like genuine quantum physics. I mean, he (the time traveler) stands in a bucket of water to return to 1918. Horrible. Just horrible.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Annie K. McVey
Writer Guy Birtwhistle
Actors Guy Birtwhistle, Tom Cano, Bonnie Hallman
Country United States
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