Time Trap (2017) –Action, Adventure, Mystery
Well I can honestly say I didn’t expect ANYTHING that happened in this film to happen, it throughs curve balls at you left, right and centre, takes you down one path but ends up going down another, brings you into a maze with walls of ferns but walks you through a maze with walls of stone, gives you answers and then adds more questions. In short I bliming well loved it! Hopper, an archaeology professor goes caving looking for some missing hippies from the 1970’s, after a few days he doesn’t return so two of his students(Taylor and Jackie) take it upon themselves to go search for him, they bring along their friend Cara, who has to drag along her little sister Veeves and her best friend Furby -the writers obviously has reasons for these two names but they sound like a children’s cartoon series to me – The Adventures of Furby and the Veeves! From the moment they enter the cave, then things don’t go as you think, even when you have it figured out, a new twist happens, there’s hippies, cavemen, cowboys, time travel, death, life and some very, very confused teenagers! I can’t tell you more because I don’t want to ruin it, I went into this, thinking it will kill 90 minutes on a Sunday night and came out of it absolutely loving 95% of the film – I say 95% as the last five minutes left me and Shell opened mouthed and with more questions than answers – which was really frustrating!
Reiley McClendon, Cassidy Gifford and Brianne Howey are superb as the three older teenagers, who carry most of the film and it is shame they are still waiting for something bigger to come along – though Brianne Howey is starting to get the recognition she deserves with roles in the superb and sadly cut short The Passage and Batwoman.
If you’ve got 90 minutes spare and want your mind occasionally blown, then give this a go. Even Shell really enjoyed it and she normally hates these type of films I choose! A 16/20 from me, it would’ve been more apart from the questions left by the last 5 minutes.