(This review may contain spoilers).
I did find this movie very difficult to get into for quite a while. I did think it was good to have the opportunity to see something of Bill’s relationship with his wife and daughter, since that enabled me to connect emotionally with him as a character and care about what happened to him.
It was really interesting to see the science fiction elements, but it was fairly obvious from the start things would go wrong. I did feel that there was a good element of urgency running through the movie, though.
I found Jericho to be a really unsympathetic character for the first part of the movie. It was made very clear that he wasn’t a nice person from the beginning… but it was good to see that he began to evolve over the course of the movie (though I still wouldn’t have trusted him personally). I really did feel that Kevin Costner did a good job of playing Jericho’s character throughout.
There were quite a few actors I recognised in this movie, but I found it really hard not to see Elsa as a Black Widow wannabe.
It was interesting to see how Jericho had the different flashbacks triggered by things Bill had experienced. And I especially liked the interactions he had with Emma and Jill later on in the movie.
There was a lot of action in this movie that did draw me in after the less likable start. I liked seeing the interspersion of scenes with the Dutchman, though I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of him.
I did eventually get drawn into this movie and there were a lot of really good parts about it. I liked the actors and thought they did a good job with the script and playing off each other. I probably wouldn’t watch this movie again, but I did enjoy it the first time through.