Chris O’Dowd takes on time this weekend in the hilarious FAQ about Time Travel. Movies.ie recommends the following time-travel pics to get you in the temporal mood.
Director Gareth Carrivick makes his feature debut with the off-beat sci-fi comedy “FAQ about Time Travel”. In this time-traveling flick, a normal trip to the pub turns into anything but for a trio of mild-mannered blokes (Chris O’Dowd, Marc Wootan and Dean Lennox Kelly) when a woman from the future (Scary Movie’s Anna Faris) shows up and plunges them into a predicament involving space and time…
Back to the Future
It’s your classic American time travel pic. Marty McFly is your typical 1985 teenager, except for one problem – he is stuck in 1955. After his good friend Doc Emmett Brown is gunned down, Marty ends up sending the DeLorean back thirty years into the past. Now, he must find the Doc and convince him that he is from the future, in order for the Doc to send him back to the future, but this is the least of Marty’s problem. After accidentally getting in the way of the important meeting between his future mother and father, Marty must get them back together before he changes time forever, and destroys his own existence!
It’s one film you’ll either love or hate for us it’s a modern (and baffling) classic! The tale of young engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan), we first see the pair working on their off-hours to get ahead. While researching a new superconductor, they stumble upon technology to manipulate time. The clever script doesn’t pussyfoot around with scenes of safety-testing the equipment (“I can imagine no way in which this thing could be considered anywhere remotely close to safe.”) or even building man-sized time travel machines (a “future self” does it for them). Instead, it plunges headlong into paradoxes, multiple incarnations of characters, and “reverse-engineering a perfect moment.”
Again, you either love Rickard Kelly’s Donnie Dark, or you hate it and some don’t see it as a time travel picture at all. So what’s this weird little film about? Well, a tangent universe branches off from the primary universe around the time a jet engine (the Artifact) falls through the roof of Donnie’s home. It lands on his bed, but since Donnie was sleepwalking, he survives. There’s a, uh, giant rabbit named Frank, and Donnie has to close the tangent universe in order to save his own. Trust us, it works pretty well on screen.
Star Trek – First Contact
With Star Trek hitting screens soon and FAQ about Time Travel in cinemas Friday, it’s only right we include one of our favourite trek time travel plots. It is the 24th century, and the Borg are facing the Federation in what would be the biggest battle of all time. This collective lose, and desperately attempt to go back in time to April 4th, 2063, to stop Earth’s First Contact with an alien species (the Vulcans, to be precise). Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E go back in time to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his historic warp flight.
FAQ about Time Travel is in Irish cinemas Friday, April 24th.