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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 failed to “mesmerise” this viewer.
A disjointed story, weak characterisations and mediocre action, are my not so enduring impressions, of this film.
In short, this is forgettable cinematic fare, that’s predominantly driven by exposition and little else. Using a big name actor, like Ben Affleck, for me at least, wont fix this films shortcomings.
Not sure too, why characters in the latter part of the film are dressed like car rental agents (oh well…)?
In summary, superficially watchable but instantly forgettable, action fare.
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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.”
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.
My first Mystery Movie Monday experience
I watched an early screening of Hypnotic as part of Regal’s Mystery Movie Monday. I did not know what movie I was going to watch. And I had never heard of Hypnotic or seen a trailer. This is as blind as I’ve ever gone into a movie.
Hypnotic is an interesting mystery with a cool premise. I enjoyed the story and the way it was told. I was mildly intrigued throughout. There are some really cool scenes with good visuals. And it has some compelling and creative ideas with how to use the premise.
At the same time, I wish I liked it more. Not everything works. A lot of it feels like it could have been done better. And I wasn’t emotionally invested in the characters or the story. At times I felt like it should have been a streaming movie.
I still had a good time with Hypnotic and am glad I watched it. It’s good for a one-time viewing. And it was cool to see Affleck and Fichtner in a movie together for the first time since Armageddon and Pearl Harbor.
(1 viewing, early screening Mystery Movie Monday 5/1/2023)
Mini review of Regal Cinema’s Mystery Movie Monday:
I generally don’t watch trailers and try to avoid every detail about any movie I plan on watching. I would even prefer not to know the actors and director. So when I heard about this, I was immediately interested. To watch a movie without knowing the genre or even the title?!?! I had to try it. Plus it’s only $5.
Of course there is a risk of it being a movie I have no interest in. I don’t mind if the movie ends up being bad, as long as it’s something in the general range of what I go for. I got lucky with this one. I imagine I will not be pleased if it ends up being a chick flick.
My only problem with this experience is that, right before the movie started, the director has a voice over telling us the title, director and actors. He doesn’t say what it’s about, but he says something like, “get ready for the ##### and #####,” which told me what I was in for.
I tried plugging my ears but I heard most of it. I wish the movie just started and let me find out who’s in it and what I was in for.
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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