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Tuesday, October 1, 2019


                                Starring:  Lexie Lowell, Jeff Kenny, Jonathan Baker

                                         Directed by: Jonathan Baker & Bo D.


   Not every film that we take in over the course of our viewing lives has to make much sense (if any at all in this case), and at the risk of sounding like a complete malcontent, unless you've literally got NOTHING to do over the course of 90+ minutes, you could indulge in the film I'm about to ravage (ahem) - I mean "review."

  Titled Manifest Destiny: Spacetime, this completely ludicrous jaunt into the cinematic netherworld drops us on a college campus, where two lonely hearts, Toby and Kara (Kenny & Lowell) have awoken after a night of drunken debauchery, and are given the heads-up by one of their parents to drop everything and evacuate the area immediately. You see, it appears as if the world will be coming to an end soon, and for some unbeknownst reasoning, these two dolts are among an IMPLAUSIBLY minuscule remainder of the populous - so much for the future of mankind. On their tails is a man (Baker) who looks to have escaped from the cast of The Matrix, and he's got an issue with our leading fella and his way of thinking. The real skinny here is that Toby isn't as hopeless as he appears, and he's quite in-line with his Physics majoring, even going so far to disclose that he's managed to solve the literal theory of everything in the universe - so much for a cap on ineffective information.

  Now what in the blue hell this has in relation to the rest of the story is anyone's guess, and I'm sure that the film was blueprinted that way, and it'll truly be up to the adventurous soul that wants to engage the time spent viewing this to see how it all pans out. Fanatics of the sci-fi and physics set will surely dig this film and all it has to offer once it's clutched out of the mud and properly hosed off to dichotomize, but the more casual viewer will probably tune in because it's got that "stoner" feel to it. Both of the lead performances complement each other and act as a refreshing pause when things get too textbook-heavy. Outside of some of the mind-numbing dialogue and goofy cartoonish cut-scenes, the runtime is entirely too stretched out for indulgent ogling, and that alone could act as a deterrent for a prospective viewer.

 Overall, this is one of those movies that deep-down somewhere in the bowels of mystery had a reason for its creation, and who are we to question? If you didn't get enough of the mind-melting dissertations you used to sit through in science class back in the day, then settle in and enjoy this one. However, if you were one of those students who bailed on matriculation to follow the sultanas around the university, you'd be better off watching something more with a less intellectual punch - your choice, proselytes - I'm just here to offer an inoperative speculation. The film releases its scholastic fury on October 28th, so feel free to git yo-self an education.

RATING: 2 out of 5

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