Time Trap Movie Review
My wife insisted I join her for dinner in the other room, forcing me to pause Time Trap. I didn’t want to. That’s a sign of a good movie.
Time Trap is the first movie I’ve watched at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), and holy hell what a way to kick things off.
Directed by Mark Dennis and Ben “no not that Ben Foster” Foster, Time Trap is a blast of a film, 95 minutes of suspense, intrigue and creativity encapsulated by a brilliantly simple time travel concept.
The thriller boasts an incredibly attractive cast led by Cassidy Gifford (best known, or not, for the absolutely dreadful horror film The Gallows), who play a group of young people who become trapped inside a cave in which time passes at a slower rate than above ground. While they spend a bit too much time bickering at one another, Dennis and Foster push the story forward at an exciting pace, throwing twists, turns and revelations at you like it ain’t no thing. Just when you think you know where Time Trap is going, it veers in another direction.
With a solid cast, respectable production values and an incredibly satisfying plot that any sci-fi fan should enjoy, there is little reason not to watch Time Trap. Fast, fun and highly entertaining, it’s a film deserving of mainstream release--and your attention.
I can’t believe my wife made me eat dinner instead.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.