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Plot: A detective becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program while investigating a string of reality-bending crimes.
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“Hypnotic carries the narrative potential to become a mind-bending film packed with jaw-dropping twists and incredibly captivating storytelling. Unfortunately, despite some interesting moments and an excellent cast, Robert Rodriguez and Max Borenstein deliver a messily edited, extremely confusing mishmash of ideas not as clever as the filmmakers try to make them out to be. I don’t remember the last movie that had such a brutal amount of lazy exposition to explain every plot point or character development moment. A complete disappointment.”
This movie is an attempt to create the new “Inception”, and whether if you liked that movie or not is good indicative of if you will like this one.
The plot follows a detective who had his child kidnapped four years ago. He starts to work in a multi-bank roberry case and soon it gets clear the thief has hypnotic powers. Additionally, his missing daughter seems to have some relation to the case. Although the detective has some natural resistance to mind manipulation, the reality is wrapped between so many layers of illusions that it is hard to know what and who is real.
The writers do a good job in building the plot in a way it’s very hard to predict the plot twists. The acting is good. I just felt the movie went too deep on the plot twists to a point that most that is shown throughout the movie has no importance. Good movie although, but I would be surprised if it becomes a movie that will forever be remembered.
B Movie trying to be Christopher Nolan
This is a B movie all the way. It has Ben Affleck, but it’s still a B movie. The budget was $70M but it’s still a B movie. They really tried to create something creative, so I give them credit. That being said, it just didn’t work. That’s why the studio buried the investment.
Nolan likes to create extremely complex plots, with wild ideas that can alter time, space, perception, reality, memory and in this case the ability to control others thoughts thorough ESP.
It’s just way to complex given the cast, locations and the overall premise. It’s similar to SCANNERS from 1981. The idea is, but it lacks that 80s vibe, practical special effects and it’s just confusing and too short given all there is to unpack. 5.2/10 for the idea and some clever scenes.
Interesting Concept, Poor Execution
The general concept of battling hypnotics is certainly interesting, but what Hypnotic ultimately fails in is the execution of its concept.
Specifically, the movie uses hypnotic powers as a way to build plot twists, but these plot twists feel more like a half-hearted “oh, actually that didn’t happen” than satisfying. It was equivalent to when you play a game with a child who keeps making up new rules as you go:
Adult: “I cut your arm off with my lightsaber.”
Child: “No you didn’t! I actually healed it!”
In Hypnotic, it’s much of the same, answering dramatic moments with a quick retcon that’s flimsily attached to a quick “it was hypnosis” explanation. And like playing that game with the child, those “plot twists” only serve to make the Hypnotic viewing experience frustrating rather than fun.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Mystery, Thriller
Director Robert Rodriguez
Writer Robert Rodriguez, Max Borenstein
Actors Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, JD Pardo
Country United States
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