2067 (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Sci-Fi
Director: Seth Larney
Distributor: The Searchers
Duration: 114 minutes

2067 (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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Good: Decent plot, Some captivating moments
Bad: A bit long-winded, Plays it safe most of the time
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Sci-Fi movies are often somewhat a dime a dozen, and it’s hard to find the decent ones in the never-ending library of titles. More than often this involves crappy CGI, flimsy storylines and most of all, time-traveling. The latter brings us to 2067; a movie that does have a few interesting plot pieces but tends to fall into the ocean of this endless supply of entries in the genre. Nonetheless, while not perfect, we did enjoy ourselves with the overall concept and story.

As a staple in the genre, we get to see how screwed we are when we keep taking our natural resources for granted. In 2067 there is hardly any quality oxygen left, making it so that the world depends on big corporations to run things, providing poor quality oxygen to sustain the workforces. This brings us to regular worker grunt Ethan (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is apparently chosen to become humanity’s savior. He is called upon by Chronicorp, the company supplying synthetic oxygen, to undergo an arduous mission. He learns that the company, for which his deceased father worked, actually invented a machine for time travel. He would get sent 400 years into the future to find a solution for ‘The Sickness’ (those whose bodies reject the synthetic oxygen) that is plaguing the world. As his partner is also slowly dying because of this, he accepts the mission. Soon, however, he will be caught in a web of lies and deceit.

The flow of the movie is not always what you’d hope and expect. More than often the pacing feels a bit off, mainly due to certain scenes being dragged out while others are barely being fleshed out. This actually damages the story as a whole, as some background information is flimsily put together, while redundant scenes get a lot of screen time. Also, certain ideas have not been fully thought out, sometimes making the story contradict itself. That being said, if you put your brain on the low setting and just simmer on your sofa, the movie is still quite likable.

Even though a few faces pass the revue in 2067, it mainly rests upon the shoulders of Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ryan Kwanten. Both will be the headliners for this futuristic production and they handle their roles quite well. Kodi, who plays the unfortunate Ethan Whyte, feels like a believable unlucky hero that is chosen to save the world. Ryan Kwanten plays the believable surrogate brother/father figure in the movie. Overall there is not much more to say than that the performances are adequate, but they never truly feel more than what we just said twice; believable. There is also a heavy focus on making things dramatic, and this is often handled by very long shots of the actors’ faces. This can get a bit annoying and break immersion at times.

Sadly, like with several other recent Blu-ray releases by The Searchers, there are no special features to be found on the disc. Outside of the different subtitle options, there’s nothing more for you to explore. While not using overly impressive effects throughout the film, it would have been nice to have a bit of a ‘making of’ to further continue our story of 2067.


2067 is a fairly okay entry in the Sci-Fi genre. While certainly not lining up to win any awards any time soon, the movie does have a few captivating moments, as well as a reasonably decent plot that it fleshes out. Even with some scenes feeling a bit redundant at times, you could be off a lot worse with similar movies. Perhaps this one may not be worth its full retail price, it might be one to pick up during a promotion.

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2067 (Blu-ray) - Movie Review, 3.0 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

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