Tuesday, July 21, 2015
(Drivebycuriosity) - What if your are old and sick, but some advanced technology puts you into a young and healthy body? Science Fictions authors had played with this idea and came to interesting solutions. The movie "Self/less" is the newest version of this topic (imdb). The mind of a billionaire with terminal cancer gets transplanted into the body of a young man and starts a new life with leads to a series of complications (this is a spoiler free blog).
The mind-transfer idea could have lead to a very interesting movie. But it seems that the producers have been undetermined whether to make a) a science fiction movie b) an action thriller c) a hip-hop/basketball flick d) a family romance. "Selfless" meandered between all these genres, sometimes it looks like a bad copy of the "Bourne" movies, then it jumped into a kind of family Disney entertainment. The plot was unbelievable and the sex scenes were pathetic, produced for an unambitious college crowd.
It`s characterizing that Ryan Reynolds, who had made his name with action films and could easily be confused with a football player, has the leading role. Solid actors like Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode were wasted in this film.