PREDESTINATION

"Loopy Gender Bending Science Fiction Tale"

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Summary:

PREDESTINATION is based on a gender-bending short story from 1959 by Robert Heinlein, about a time travel policeman who recruits himself, with several other mind-bending plot twists. PREDESTINATION is well done, with good performances, but it has a humanist, libertarian worldview supporting a politically correct homosexual agenda.

Review:

PREDESTINATION is based on a gender-bending short story from 1959 by science fiction master Robert A. Heinlein. It’s about a time travel policeman who travels back in time to 1970. There, he becomes a bartender and meets a young man who writes an advice column for women titled the Unmarried Mother. As the bartender, the policeman asks the young man how come he has such an affinity for writing a women’s column, so the writer tells him his life story. The movie version adds a bomb plot to the story to make things more exciting.

Thus, the movie opens with the time cop trying to stop a mysterious bomber from planting a bomb. He stops the bombing, but the bomber escapes, and another man is killed. Cut eventually to the bar scene where the bartender meets the young writer. As the writer tells his story, the story suddenly morphs into a gender-bending twist, which leads to more unexpected twists until the story creates an extraordinary, mind-bending time paradox.

PREDESTINATION is well done with some good performances. The bomb plot does spice up the story to make it play better as a movie, though the real meat of the story is its gender bending time travel twists.

Despite this, the movie fits in line with Heinlein’s humanist and libertarian, even libertine, views promoting sexual “freedom,” including homosexuality. Thus, its gender bending plot twists will please the politically correct extremism of today’s Left in its abhorrent, evil holy war against eternal values. Also, the “resolution” of the bomb plot didn’t quite work for MOVIEGUIDE®’s reviewer, though others may disagree.

Content:

(HH, PCPC, HoHoHo, FeFe, LLL, VV, SS, NN, AA, D, MM) Strong humanist, libertarian worldview supporting the politically correct homosexual agenda, including transgender confusion, plus some obvious feminist subtext; about 34 obscenities (including some “f” words), 10 strong profanities and three light profanities; strong violence includes gunfight, fighting, bomb plot, women fight; depicted fornication in one scene and implied fornication, which results in an unwed pregnancy, plus a sex change operation; upper female nudity in one scene and brief upper male nudity; alcohol use and slight drunkenness; smoking; and, man kidnaps newborn baby from hospital and takes it to an orphanage, chest scars from sex change operation, man hides truth, man seems to go mad from making too many time travel trips.

In Brief:

PREDESTINATION is based on a gender-bending short story from 1959 by science fiction master Robert A. Heinlein. It’s about a time travel policeman who travels back in time to 1970. There, he meets a young man who writes an advice column for women. As the bartender, the policeman asks the young man how come he has such an affinity for writing a women’s column, so the writer tells him his story. The movie version adds a bomb plot to make the story more exciting.

PREDESTINATION is well done, with good performances. The bomb plot does spice up the story to make it play better as a movie, though the real meat of the story is its gender bending time travel twists. Despite this, the movie fits in line with Heinlein’s humanist, libertine views promoting sexual “freedom,” including homosexuality. Thus, its gender bending plot twists will please the politically correct extremism of today’s Left in its abhorrent, evil holy war against eternal values. Also, the bomb plot’s “resolution” in PREDESTINATION didn’t quite work for some in the audience, though others may disagree.

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