From the creators of The Signal (Sundance 2007) comes Synchronicity, a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville. When physicist Jim Beale invents a machine that can fold space-time, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower's identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he's fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.
This seems to be a inter-dimensional travel movie as opposed to a time travel movie. Each dimension being closely related in time, but some being a little more along and some being further back on the same time scale. "Time is our only currency" written on the coaster seems to be a clue that time travel isn't taking place at all and the scene at the end shows that once the wormhole is open, the "synchronistic" ties of each Jim bring them all toward the same dimension which the attraction becomes stronger as each arrives. Nihilistic.
As a guy that has BladeRunner as his all time favorite flick, this is the best thing I've seen since that came out 30+ years ago! The mood is very similar, the plot is deep as heck, the sets are great...brooding, dark, almost majestic, and even the sountrack by Ben Lovett is eerily similar to Vangelis' BladeRunner soundtrack. Acting is great, characters are deep, writing is deep and thought provoking. Plus you'll almost get attached to the main character. All without any violence.
Add to all that, Michael Ironside as one of the main characters, and we've got a big winner here!
BladeRunner fans, you'll love this flick! I give it a 15 out of 10. Yes I do. A movie that you'll want to see more than once or twice.
That flip lighter is an anomoly though. He got it from her, took it with him when he time travelled, then gave it to her in the past....where the past him will take it from her and travel back in time with it. Where did it originally come from? Where does it end up? Will it forever be in limbo?
This movie is a good one and pretty much the first time travel movie that made sense !!! It seems like the producers spent a lot of time on thinking through the whole time travel paradox !!!
Apart from that i have to say that i recognized three other movies in it or lets say influences....there was a teeny tiny bit of "Dark City" in it but just some scenery backgrounds, than as for the wormhole effects it was very "Beyond the dark rainbow" and then again...scenery and the music was 90% "Bladerunner" !!!!!! Still a very good film andi recommend it to scifi fans !