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So Chris Pratt's character goes into the future and brings back a toxin to destroy aliens in the past.... The toxin is created by studying the Queen in the future.

But, since he destroys the Queen in the past with the future derived toxin, thus preventing the "tomorrow" war, Who's on first???

He prevented the future Queen from existing in the future .... what toxin?

... or in the words of Dr. Who, "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect, but actually, from a non-linier, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbily wobbly timey wimey...stuff "
 

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I’ve found it’s best to disengage your sense of logic, reason and science when viewing such films. Makes them a lot more enjoyable. I thought it was a decent little action flick.
 

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I’ve found it’s best to disengage your sense of logic, reason and science when viewing such films. Makes them a lot more enjoyable. I thought it was a decent little action flick.
.... but, but.... BUT they took pains to establish that only people who died in the future would be sent in to the future to avoid paradox!!!! They should have left time travel to the professionals... or sent in Ripley to kick some Mother Alien ASS!!!!
 

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To quote Vulture's review, the movie is the "Edge of Tomorrow meets Interstellar meets Aliens meets Tenet meets Independence Day, with their brains removed." Good action and ok pace, but lousy second half. The last 45 minutes should have been cut.
 

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I tried to watch it. They lost me at janky time travel plot device, when it was introduced during the middle of a soccer game, and every time thereafter. I bailed after about 15 minutes.

After seeing what I consider to be the most intriguing time travel movie ever -- Primer -- silly plot device like armies (Terminators, etc.) arriving from the future in a ball of lightning are goofy relics of the 1980s... ridiculous in the way, during the 1980s, people could be sucked or fall into their computer a la Tron, or 'hackers' like Matthew Broderick could take control of nuclear missiles (or whateverthehell he did). See also: The Net.
 

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Time travel is a double-edged sword in sci-fi films, and probably always will be.
 

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Watched it last night. They could have ended it when he returned from the future and had the serum.

Otherwise good action flick


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Didn't expect much given the poor reviews, but my wife and I enjoyed it. As for the time travel science - those movie makers know so much better than you and I, so PFO with the criticism. Moviemakers undergo the tightest scientific peer review, as you all should know. They're also unassailable authorities on history, too.
 
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I also was not expecting much, and yet my expectations were still not met. My wife and I had a good laugh picking it apart in real time though, so at least there was that.
 

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I also was not expecting much, and yet my expectations were still not met. My wife and I had a good laugh picking it apart in real time though, so at least there was that.
I thought it stunk out the house. The timeline plot was nonsense, the whole father/daughter 'let's make it heart-warming as well as violent' subplot sucked. I can't really come up with anything good to say about it.

In the same vein,'Gunpowder Milkshake' sucked just as badly...
 
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