In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

2019 | Jim Mickle

A Philadelphia police officer struggles with a lifelong obsession to track down a mysterious serial killer whose crimes defy explanation.

Average rating   5 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2019-10-14 5 out of 10

Confusing story that is only revealed in the very end and, in my opinion, turns out to be really lame. 

It looks like a movie with a high production value and really seemed like a movie with high potential, but with poor writing comes a thin story.

The acting was slightly below average, but nothing a good story could not save. Unfortunately it was not there.

The effects are limited but acceptable in quality. Again, it does look like a movie with a high production value.

Time travel is very difficult to write about, mostly because it does not and cannot exist, and I don't think that this explanation, or rather lack thereof, is anyway near plausible. Well… the concept of time lines going forwards and backwards is actually interesting. They just somehow messed it up and made it confusing at first, maybe to cover the fact that they really did not have the story to lift the potential.

I will not recommend this movie, unless you want inspiration for an interesting concept and how not to execute it.

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