Friday, August 04, 2006

Event 16

An engaging New Zealand science fiction film about time travel set in Wellington of 1893, 2005 and 2038 with plenty of special effects would have a budget of .. .. .. $60,000. We are not in Weta Workshop now; this is low budget digital filming and special effects. It is not seamless but it does work as well as many TV sci-fi shows. As any good time travel story goes this is hard to follow, there is no sitting back and letting it wash over you, you need to concentrate. The writer / director Derek Pearson is perhaps a Peter Jackson wannabe but with slightly more concentration on story telling than Peter Jackson’s earliest efforts.

It is worth renting the DVD if you are interested in a different side on NZ film making.

Ian’s Rating: 2.5/5

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