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Gifted nerd Jonny Weston spots his present-day self on a decade-old home video; then he and his friends find his dad'’s time machine.

★★★★★

2012’s Chronicle was a found-footage yarn of superpowered teens. This shakycam effort does the same for time travel, but less well. Gifted nerd Jonny Weston spots his present-day self on a decade-old home video; then he and his friends find his dad’s time machine.

They take a while getting it to work, though the first time trip’s exciting. Youthful hijinks and wish fulfilment follow, before things go bad. The time-travel is interestingly depicted through distorted camera footage, but the story rehashes umpteen other films, with holey logic, lumpy pacing and often indecipherable dialogue.

Some good effects but lumpy pacing and often indecipherable dialogue.

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