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Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm

7/10 - Stupid idea, done well.

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Re: Radius

Post by Jon H » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:39 am

Decent sci-fi. It gets there in the end - a very strong final act is the pay off you need and deserve for sticking with some clunky dialogue and improbable plot turns. 7/10

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Re: Radius

Post by Alex J » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm

I nearly didn't watch this one, but it turned out to be one of the better films so far. I liked the mystery and twist ending, although some may be put off by
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the sci-first trappings
but I thought it was well done. 8 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Radius

Post by Oswald Cobblepot » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:56 pm

I liked the basic concept and the first half was intriguing and pretty good.
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But then we got into identical twin sisters, telegraphed serial killer plots, and memory recall that arrived in chronologically convenient chunks to the service of the plot and it all got a bit overbaked and silly.
Not a bad effort though

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Re: Radius

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:08 pm

I'd have liked them to have had a bit more fun with the premise; the lift scene being an example. Instead it all got a bit po faced

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Re: Radius

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 pm

I fell asleep during the bit when the two protagonists realised how they were connected, so it took me fucking ages to work out why they were so relaxed some of the time but got into a big panic about missing a lift. I finally twigged during the scene where the police tried to arrest them. A eureka moment - I'm not sure I'd have enjoyed it so much if I'd stayed awake.

It was a great, if highly unlikely, basic concept, but I think it got bogged down by at least one "twist" subplot too many.

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Re: Radius

Post by ChrisReynolds » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:22 am

This isn't so much a horror film as a sci-fi, and could easily have been the concept for an X-Files episode (it reminded me of the Soft Light episode where Tony Shalhoub's shadow killed everyone it touched). It's perfectly watchable but it often feels a bit plodding; there are lots of scenes of characters discussing their predicament but not enough of them taking the initiative. There's clearly great potential for tension in the concept, but although there are a couple of good scenes, the pacing and the lack of cinematic flair keeps deflating the tension and urgency. Late on in the film a twist arrives that many people seemed to like, but for me felt like it involved a further suspension of disbelief on top of the sci-fi concept.

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