Counter Clockwise, A Timeless Time Travel Film
Counter Clockwise, Film Details
Director: George Moise
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Release Format: DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
Counter Clockwise is a sci-fi thriller/dark comedy about a scientist who accidentally invents time travel and is zapped six months into the future. He finds himself in a sinister upside down world where his wife and sister are murdered and he’s the main suspect.
He’s forced to go back in time to uncover the mystery surrounding their deaths.
Counter Clockwise has made its release on October 4, 2016. The Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller is directed by George Moise. Moise, Walter Moise, and Michael Kopelow collaborated on writing the screenplay.
Counter Clockwise won Best Science Fiction by the Eugene International Film Festival/The Philip K. Dick Film Festival.
Counter Clockwise follows Ethan (portrayed by Michael Kopelow), a self-employed scientist. He, without intent, invents a time machine. Ethan first tests the device on his pet dog. He thought it failed, but the dog returns. Ethan logs the machine as a success.
Ethan by accident zaps himself into the future. His life takes a drastic turn by a series of devastating, unfortunate events.
He discovers his wife, Tiffany (portrayed by Devon Ogden) along with his sister, Fiona (portrayed by Kerry Knuppe) murdered. His mother, Estella (portrayed by Joy Rinaldi) is ill and under intense care. To compound matters Ethan has become the prime suspect in the case.
On the run from police and hitmen, Ethan goes back in time to piece together the puzzle and find out what happened.
George Moise’s Counter Clockwise has a great story and plot. The special effects are very good. I loved the clever use of the time travel to aid in Ethan’s investigation.
I’ve always said that the cast performances can either make or break a film. In Counter Clockwise, the acting is decent, but not convincing. Especially Ethan’s character. He’s way too calm throughout the film, even in the hostage situations.
Ethan’s character has a nonchalant persona that doesn’t seem to change at all in the film. His facial expression tends to stay the same and doesn’t change.
Certain situations made me change my focus from the event at hand to observe Ethan’s reaction. He’s taken hostage by one of the hitmen. He is also held at gunpoint, and his expression is more of confusion than scared for his life. It’s like his mind is somewhere else than the event that’s taking place right then and there.
Time travel in Sci-Fi cinema is always an interesting and intriguing theme. Also, one that has not been frequented much in the circuit. The first Horror/Sci-Fi movie to introduce time machine was George Pal’s The Time Machine (1960).
Over the decades, we’ve had some pretty decent films with the theme being time travel:
- Donnie Darko, 2001
- TimeCrimes, 2007
- John Dies At The End, 2012
- Coherence, 2013
- Devil’s Pass, 2013
Counter Clockwise fits in snugly with this list of exhilarating time-travel films.
DVD / Blu-Ray Information
- Street date: December 13, 2016
- DVD SRP: $17.99
- Blu-ray SRP: $22.99
- UPC: 851597006261 (DVD); 851597006407 (Blu-ray)
- Director: George Moise
- Starring: Michael Kopelow, Devon Ogden, Kerry Knuppe, Joy Rinaldi, Caleb Brown, Frank Simms
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Year: 2016
- Run time: 91 Minutes
- Sound: 5.1 Surround
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