Parallels (2015) – promises more, delivers less

Last updated on July 9th, 2017 at 01:20 am

Director and screen writer Christopher Leone’s PARALLELS is a science-fiction adventure film that shows parallel earths that can be travelled through mysterious gateways. It follows the lives of estranged brother and sister, Ronan and Beatrix, who met at their home when their father dropped both of them a message to meet him.

As Ronan and Beatrix meet at their home, they couldn’t trace their father. They find a strange, ball-shaped device, inside a bag from their garage. As they try to figure out the whereabouts of their father, Beatrix’s friend Harry who is public defender joins them to search their missing father.

They later reach at a building from where they discover a gateway to parallel earths. Now, what they find out is that their family is shattered across multiple earths. On their journey, they are joined by Polly, a seasoned traveler, who teaches them the ins and outs of jumping from one Earth to another. Ronan and Beatrix ultimately reconnect as they uncover the dark truths behind their family’s broken history.

The concept of the movie seems really interesting, but somehow the ending was not conclusive.  The only issue in PARALLELS is that a film which started with a quiescent note ended on a high point with lot more promises that could have made it an epic sci-fi flick.

Certainly, if something was originally planned for a television series, it’s difficult to explain everything in a feature length movie. Besides, you find some characters underdeveloped while others interesting enough to carry the suspense and prospect of something large i.e. truly embedded in such type of movies.

Starring: Mark Hapka, Jessica Rothe, Eric Jungmann, Constance Wu, Michael Monks and Yorgo Constantine
Genre: Science Fiction
Directed by: Christopher Leone
Written by: Laura Harkcom and Christopher Leone
Release date: 1 March 2015

So, who knows the makers may take the premise set by PARALLELS to create something amazing as a TV series or a may be a movie franchise.


Anxiously awaiting #Parallels to become a series 🙏🏼 Thanks guys 😍 @ChristophrLeone @TheEricJungmann pic.twitter.com/91Ztyst3Vc

— ScareTastic Podcast (@ScareTastic) March 31, 2016

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