Director Shane Abbess’ latest movie,
INFINI, takes place in
the 23rd century where people are able to go to other solar systems
by the way of people doing Slipstreaming which transmits their bodies and
reassemblies the data. An East Coast
Slipstream team on Earth is sent to stop a dangerous mining shipment from
reaching Earth (and destroying it) on a mining colony off the known routes and
rescue Whit, the only survivor of a West Coast Slipstream team. What they
find on this mining colony is an
alien contagion that can spread by contact and they have to worry about their
anger tearing each other apart.
INFINI starts with a great premise with excellent
and production design before becoming your standard “we’re infected and beat
each other up” type of movie for the second half of the movie. This is
Shane’s first movie since GABRIEL
which I recommend that you check out.
He has been stuck in development hell in Hollywood
trying to get a movie off the ground between GABRIEL and INFINI. I was glad
that he was convinced by a friend
to come back to Australia
to get a movie made and that risk to move back has paid off with INFINI.
The only extra is the theatrical trailer and
no other extras
like a featurette or an audio commentary that could at least focus on how the
movie was made (and came about).
Shane Abbess has plenty of talent, but INFINI is a mixed bag that is
entertaining for a rental and he is one to watch to see what he does with his other
movies due to his ability to direct a suspenseful sci-fi movie. I hope it doesn’t
take several years for him
to get another movie made.
This review is ©7-14-2015
David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments
Like Enterline Media on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/enterlinemediaweb
and follow on tumblr at http://enterlinemedia.tumblr.com