Title: Continuum (or I’ll Follow You Down) Director: Richie Mehta Year: 2013 Run time: 1hr 33m
“Married couple Marika (Gillian Anderson, TV’s The Fall) and Gabriel (Rufus Sewell, The Holiday, A Knight’s Tale) spend their lives researching the most controversial and dark corners of physics. Until one day when everything changed…Catching a flight to deliver a lecture set to change the face of modern science, Gabriel mysteriously disappears, leaving Marika and their son Erol, (Academy Award-nominee Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense) confused and alone with no clues or explanation. Years pass by, until a bizarre discovery throws Marika and Erol’s lives into a new dimension as a glimmer of hope that Gabriel is still alive reveals itself. But in order to try and bring him home, they must risk all they think they know about the universe to change the parameters of reality forever.”
2:07 - Oh god, he’s gonna have an abandoned chess game to deal with. 9:23 - Mac OS 9, so ooooold. 10:47 - I can’t ever look at him without thinking of Mr Andrews from Titanic. 12:56 - So, just to clarify, Gillian Anderson is investigating a mysterious disappearance. 17:59 - Being sick of the bus seems a legit reason to stop medication to me. 21:19 - “Stabilised a traversable wormhole.” As you do. 24:18 - Alternate reality! It totally skewed into this tangent! 30:09 - I want science nights. 37:20 - God, she never throws anything away. 43:53 - He is the WORST at keeping secrets. 44:40 - “I believe you believe it,” is not the same thing. 54:38 - “I got you chocolate milk and bacon.” Best boyfriend ever. 1:04:09 - Hold the phone, seismic events change the length of a day? Madness! 1:18:11 - Interesting that he doesn’t have an inkling. Most films would show a connection between father and son. 1:20:03 - Did he bring an iPad back to 1946? That doesn’t seem smart.
This film is confusing as a concept, before you even take a look into the details of plot and characters. Initially called I’ll Follow You Down, it was released in 2013. But we saw it called Continuum (which I thought was a TV show), released on iTunes in 2015. There was no film called Continuum on IMDB, and it took me ages to track down what was actually going on.
Anyway, regardless. As time travel movies go, it was a decent contender. After the slight shambles of Predestination, this one had a story that made sense, and was easy enough to follow. It was a bit slow in places, and took ages to get to the good stuff, but was overall, entertaining.