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Cast: Matt O'Leary, George Finn, Danielle Panabaker
Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours in the future and conspire to use that power to help themselves to some extra cash. That is until the machine starts spitting out some questionable photos that suggest the trio's future could be in peril.
"Time Lapse" tells the story of Finn (Matt O'Leary), girlfriend Callie(Danielle Panabaker) and his friend Jasper(George Finn). All three live together in an apartment complex where Finn works as the manager/janitor. When a security guard mentions that he has not seen their neighbor in some time they decide to go over and see what is going on. After opening up the door there is no sign of the man but what they find is pictures all over the wall of their apartment and the world's biggest Polaroid camera bolted to the floor. After looking at the pictures closely they being to realize that the camera is taking pictures into the future. When Jasper suggests using the camera for their benefit they argue a bit over it but in the end they decide to go ahead and let Jasper use the camera for his horse racing addiction. At first everything is amazing as the money starts rolling in but when the camera spits out a disturbing photo things begin to take a turn for the worst which threatens their friendship and even worse, their lives.
"Time Lapse" is a small budget Sci-Fi/Thriller that starts off a bit slow but it gets much better as the story moves along. It also does a great job at building suspense and keeping the audience of guard. The film's many twists are a big factor in doing so and the one at the end closes out the film on a high note. This is not a perfect film by any means. You can say that the characters make some unrealistic decisions or that the film could of better technically but you could say that about any film.
Despite its few short comings the film was still an impressing little Sci-Fi with plenty of drama and thrills to keep you engaged the entire time. There is a lot more to like than not to like. Another highlight of the film was its cast, all three leads, Matt O'Leary, Danielle Panabaker and George Finn are terrific together in the film and the supporting cast did a fine job as well.
I really enjoyed this little gem and I thought it was very different and well told. So if you like a good little Sci-Fi that gets you thinking then I recommend checking this out today
Available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
Released by Xlrator Media
*** 3/4 Out Of *****