When it came to movies, the 80s brought a mix of the cheesy and the awesome. I can easily name ten classic films as easily as I can name ten campy films from that decade. Whether campy or classic, the 80s was such a unique time in pop culture. Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime draws a fine line between being an homage and a parody spoof 80s films in the modern day.
After blacking out on a wild Halloween night, an awkward physics genius, Toby (Jeff Kenny), and his one-night-stand ex-catholic school sorority friend, Kara (Lexie Lowell), wake up realizing that they have missed a global evacuation. The two are chased by an agent (Jonathan Baker) as they attempt to work together to solve the entangled multi-verse and ultimately try to save humanity from the evil AI.
“…an awkward physics genius…and his one-night stand…wake up realizing that they have missed a global evacuation.”
Writing time travel pieces are tricky. In just about every time travel film, there is a plot hole that does not make sense – even the greatest of time traveling films can have this issue. Spacetime (as I will now use as a shortened title) is a film that has plot holes. There were times in the film where I was just like the Kara character in not knowing what was going on and trying to make sense of it. On the plus side, Toby attempts to explain what is going on several times in the film. On the negative side, I honestly still did not fully understand it by the time the end credits rolled.
"…they attempt to work together to solve the entangled multi-verse..."