(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw the trailer for this movie, I was immediately intrigued by the idea, even though I was fairly sure it would follow the same kind of criteria as many other movies for teenagers I’ve seen.
I found it quite hard to relate to Kyle at first. Mostly because the character seemed to come across as really one-dimensional and shallow. I found some of the secondary characters intriguing, but the fact there was hardly any ethnic diversity made me disappointed in the movie.
The really unique idea of this movie was the whole idea of the Universe app, as I liked that it made what was ‘put out there’ come true. I thought it was amusing how, on occasion, what Kyle put out there wasn’t what he was expecting what would happen, but it was a bit disappointing that not much else was done with that.
I didn’t really find Kyle very sympathetic throughout the movie and even though, by the end, he had more of a real friendship with Lonnie, for a lot of the movie, it seemed like Kyle was a really bad friend to him.
I didn’t think Kyle’s sister had a lot of depth to her, to be honest. She just seemed to latch onto her boyfriend and become a completely different person just for him. To be honest, none of the characters demonstrated a lot of depth or strength; and the person I felt the most sympathy for was Kyle’ mother.
While there were some brief moments of humour in this movie, I thought there wasn’t much that allowed it to stand out. The characters were fairly stereotypical and the Universe app could have been played with a lot more.
This movie was entertaining to watch, but I didn’t feel it was anything special and didn’t really feel it was enough to stand out. There was a lot that could have been improved upon.
I don’t intend to watch this movie again, at least any time soon.