The Anomaly (2014)

logoDirector: Noel Clarke

Writer: Simon Lewis (Screenplay)

Starring: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox, Alexis Snapp, Luke Hemsworth, Niall Greig Fulton, Michael Bisping


Plot: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there.


Verdict: Too Much Thinking


Story: We start by our hero Ryan waking up in a locked black room, where upon investigation he finds a young boy chained to the wall. They join forces to try and escape, this offers us information about our hero and the early sign of what is going on. We discover that Ryan is part of a project where he gets rebooted every 9 minutes 47 seconds. We watch as Ryan goes through a labyrinth of time while his associate Harkin keeps tracks of him. Each location he ends up in ends up asking more questions than answers but as each one happens a bigger picture starts to appear.

Sometime these time travel type films can come off very good but some come off very confusing. This falls somewhere in the middle where from what I understood happened I enjoyed the idea but I did find myself questioning certain things. I do like a sci-fi time travel like films and I also like the ones that try something different and I do believe this one does try to achieve that. It will leave you confused but once you figure it all out it comes off quite rewarding.  stress disorder.t is going on.n (7/10)


Actor Review


Noel Clarke: Ryan our hero who had been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. We watch how he jumps through time and finds himself in different location and different situations. He tries to uncover the what is happening and while he finds himself re-entering certain location he figures out how to stop what is happening. Noel gives a good performance in the lead role and keeps his dual duties together. (7/10)


Ian Somerhalder: Harkin Langham partner to Ryan who keeps him under control and always appears in the each one of the time jumps he ends up going on. He does hold secrets to what is happening and is after something much bigger than Ryan believes. Ian gives a good performance as the smooth talking villain of the piece. (7/10)


Support Cast: With the jumps taking Ryan to different location and times we meet a range of supporting characters who all help answer small questions that are ongoing through the film.


Director Review: Noel Clarke – Noel does a great job directing leaving each scene with questions and returning to them later without letting you forget about them. (8/10)


Action: The slow-motion fights all come off very well. (8/10)

Sci-Fi: Delves into the world of time travel working to high standards. (9/10)

Thriller: Keeps you guessing to what is actually happening throughout the film. (9/10)

Settings: Each setting comes off very easy to identify but rarely helps the story continue. (4/10)
Special Effects
: The future world comes off very nicely along with the weapons. (7/10)

Suggestion: I can only give this a try it because it will come off confusing for some people it will need your full attention to full understand what is going on. (Try It)


Best Part: The brothel shoot-out.

Worst Part: Slightly too confusing.

Action Scene Of The Film: Fighting in the brothel.


Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Twelve Monkeys


Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

Tagline: What is the Anomaly?


Overall: Quantum Leap The Film?

Rating 70


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