Writer: Iqbal Ahmed (Screenplay)
Starring: Austin Hebert, Alexis Carra, David S lee, Adam Shapiro, Mark Deklin
Plot: After being attacked, an introverted young man must follow clues left by his dead parents in order to figure out who is after him – and who he really is.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Interesting Sci-Fi Thriller
Story: The Answer starts as we meet Bridd Cole (Hebert) a mild-mannered office delivery man, he has the ability to see things happening before disaster strikes and an early moments romance with new office worker Charlotte (Carra) makes everything look like a simple romantic drama, but No.
Things take a turn when masked me attempt to attack Bridd leaving him and Charlotte needing to go on the run for their lives. Armed with only a technology left by his deceased mother Bridd and Charlotte must look for the answers to just what is happening to his life.
Thoughts on The Answer
Characters/Performance – Bridd is your everyday man, he has a routine job that he doesn’t enjoy as he just goes about being normal as possible. He must deal with the change in his life as he learns his true identity. Charlotte is the office temp that starts with a first date with Bridd but ends up having to go on the run with his. Leader is the one controlling the people after Bridd but we don’t learn much about him until late into the film.
Performance wise, Austin Hebert works very well in this role, he doesn’t have the full action man look which is what we need from it. Alexis Carra is good as the strong streetwise female lead with David S Lee doing well as the villainous leader.
Story – The story of an everyday person learning their true identity is a film we have done before and it takes a lot to find something fresh in the genre. This does that very well as we are left wondering just where everything will go and how big the situation is. Sure we do borrow from other films in places but overall this does grab your attention with the story from start to finish.
Romance/Sci-Fi – The romance side of this film puts our main two characters on the journey for answers which is fine as it is a tool used to create opposites working together. The sci-fi side of everything comes once we learn more about Bridd and just what his involvement in the bigger picture is.
Settings – The locations used are what you would expect from the genre of film about people on the run, none of them define any moment in the story.
Final Thoughts – If you like a god sci-fi mystery this one is for you to try.
Overall: Give it a go.