The wife and I are watching Infinite tonight on Paramount+.
First off, Mark Wahlberg, I’m a fan. I have enjoyed him in everything I’ve ever seen him in except for Pain and Gain (just a bad movie all around) and the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Happening, which I couldn’t finish. Not a comment on Wahlberg; it’s just probably Shyamalan’s worst movie.
A sci-fi, action adaption that examines the concept of reincarnation through remarkable visuals and well-established characters who need to use their memories and past learnt skills to ensure the future is protected from Infinites that seek to end all life on the planet.imran (from IMDB)
I’m about thirty minutes in, and I’m getting a heavy Matrix/Wanted feel with a dash of Highlander.
Wahlberg plays Evan McCauley (IMDB has the last name as Michaels), and he’s immortal-ish. This is more immortal by way of reincarnation, retaining all former knowledge and skills. But it seems he needs a jumpstart.
He’s in a war, caught between two factions of immortals, and he’s apparently on the losing side.
One side The Believers want to protect humanity. The other side wants to end the world.
A tale as old as, well, a lot of sci-fi movie plots.
This all takes me back to Highlander. Not just the movie (or movies, I’ll suffer through the bad ones), but the series.
I loved the first movie, but the series with Adrian Paul was an absolute favorite of mine.
The first season was slow for me, but then came Joe Dawson.
The addition of Dawson and The Watchers added so much to the mythos of Highlander. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and I believe they ended Highlander: The Series on a good note.
I would love to see it rebooted, but I’m going to need Jim Byrnes back; to keep an eye on things.
Infinite was good. I’ll probably watch it again. I would rather see the storyline fleshed out in a series rather than one film. All in all, 7 out of 10 stars.
It was a bit rushed but still a good time for action fans, I think.
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