Infini (2015 film)

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Summary

"Out here their greatest threat is each other." An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

Details

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Country/Language: Australia, English
  • Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Horror
  • Setting: Cthulhu Icarus
  • Runtime: 1 hr 50 min
  • Starring: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth
  • Director: Shane Abbess
  • Writer: Shane Abbess and Brian Cachia
  • Producer/Production Co: Storm Vision Entertainment, Eclectik Vision, Storm Alley Entertainment
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • TVTropes: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Adult Content, Profanity)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

I don't recall very much about this movie being "Lovecraftian", beyond perhaps the bizarre nature of the alien organism and the hints at the disturbing side-effects of the teleporter technology.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Richard Cross at 20/20 Movie Reviews (link) - "Infini is one of those intense films that has a trailer-friendly shot in every scene, but sadly that just means that it probably makes a better trailer than a movie. We always feel as if we’re playing catch up with the plot, and are never entirely sure we’ve got it right, and a deliberately ambiguous ending only muddies the water further."
  • Richard Scheib at the Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) - " At a running time of nearly two hours, you feel like the film could easily have lost half-an-hour. Shane Abbess doesn’t seem to know when to trim scenes down or crucially when to find the dramatic core of them."
  • Sarah Ward at Trespass Magazine (link) - "Accordingly, what should be a moody science fiction mystery, even one littered with standard twists and turns, is swiftly tempered by too much striving to create a throwback to the feature’s inspirations and too little desire to shape its sources into something new."

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

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An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility using unstable teleportation technology to rescue the lone survivor of a biological outbreak on a distant outpost in a time singularity where a day passes in only a few minutes of Earth time, only to find that the nightmarish biological outbreak is actually part of a frozen planet-sized intelligent organism the mining facility is digging into; the organism is methodically evolving at the expense of humans it infects through survival-of-the-fittest techniques employed by pitting survivors against each other, until convinced that mercy and humanity are an even more highly evolved goal than mere survival.


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