Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let's talk movies: Predestination

Has anyone out there seen this movie? Ethan Hawke plays a special agent and I just can't get this movie out of my head! It was a total mindf*#k! Remember Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio that came out a while back? How that blew everyone's mind? Well, Predestination even beats Inception at inception-if that even makes sense! I watched this move twice in 2 days! It is based on a short story by Robert Heinlein, "All You Zombies." Of course I had to immediately read this to see if it offered any other insight into the movie. Just pretty freaking amazing and sick at the same time. I will warn you no animals were harmed and no one was raped in the movie. I HATE WHEN MOVIES have those elements. OK, back to Predestination. Here is what (or MIB as it's called in my household) describes the movie as: 

The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Accurate description but does not give you the slightest hint at the inception you are about to witness. OK, if you like sci-fi, time traveling, psychological thrillers and mind blowing movies:
  • stop reading this post
  • go rent and watch this movie
  • come back and comment with your thoughts
IF you have no intention of watching the movie OR reading the short story and want to know what happens: keep reading. 


Ok, Ethan Hawke is a time traveling agent. He goes back in time to prevent crimes, bombings and other horrible things. When we meet him he is a bartender. He is talking to a man. The man tells him a CRAZY story how he used to be a woman...  His life was ruined (while he was a woman) when he met a guy and did what is natural and ended up pregnant. Of course the guy left and her (his) career was over. While giving birth the doctors realized that she had 2 sets of organs, both not developed well. The female organs were developed well enough to get pregnant but after the cesarean they were damaged. They reconstructed the male organs and that is how she became a man. Imagine that! A new "mother" and you wake up from surgery to that news!!! Two weeks later her baby is taken from the hospital. Ethan Hawke tells the guy he can bring him to the guy that changed his life. The guy that got her pregnant and left her to her horrible fate. Of course that sounds like a good idea. He wants to kill that ba$tard for everything he lost. Lost womanhood, child, life, career, family. So they go back in time to where she was about to meet that SOB. Guess who the man who ruined her life is? I know you will never guess. The man who ruined her life was HERSELF. Her future self, in man form, come back to the past to "kill the SOB" but instead was mesmerized by the woman (himself as a woman). Shocker, huh? But wait, it gets better! They fornicate! And she gets herself pregnant? The stolen baby was her?!? How does it make sense? It doesn't. Ethan Hawke is a future version of her! Talk about mindfu#k!  If you are not shocked and amazed by this plot line then you have a very vivid imagination lol. 

I am totally not doing this film/short story any justice-AT ALL.  There is a whole other element I'm not even talking about here because I'm just still shocked at them apples. The moral of the story is don't screw yourself! JUST KIDDING! The moral of the story is somethings are just predestined to happen and no matter how you try to change them to alter the outcome it will always be the same. Whew. I need some chocolate now. :) 

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