Monday, January 30, 2017

The Mind's Eye (2015)

While working on the 1800+ words for my project Saturday night, I had a few movies on to help keep me in the mood. The next movie that was on that night was the 2015 entry The Mind’s Eye.

Plot/ Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use.

I have debated on picking this movie up for some time and finally grabbed in my last trip through Family Video. Growing up through the 1970s/80s, I became a huge fan of low budget horror/sci-fi of that era, and one of the films that were always fun to watch was Scanners from David Cronenberg. When I saw this one, I wondered what it would be and in the end fund something interesting. The characters, cinematography, and performances are all solid and the effects at the end make it even more entertaining. Yes, some of the scripting choices within the storyline are uneven and some of it feels choppy and rushed, but those are but minor flaws. In the end, this one definitely has a low budget 1980s feel and is a movie that is better than a lot of others in the same vein. If you enjoyed the crazy 1980s telekinesis movement, you should definitely enjoy this one. Check it out!

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