Infini – A fantastic throwback to the sci-fi thrillers of old
Directed by: Shane Abbess
A search and rescue team of “Slipstreamers” (People who have implanted technology that allows them to teleport to anywhere in the galaxy in seconds) are sent to a remote mining colony to rescue Whit Carmichael (MacPherson). Charmichael is the only survivor of a biological outbreak that decimated the entire “West coast” team of slipstreamers.
Once inside the colony, the team sees the wreckage first hand in the form of frozen corpses, blood on the walls, and Charmichael’s tale of a virus that spread through coming in contact with infected blood. Once infected, explains Charmichael, the crew tore each other apart and he was forced to lock himself in a vent and open the airlocks resulting in the freezing of the ship and the death of the infected crew. Now they just have to figure out a way out that doesn’t involve history repeating itself.
I will start by pointing out that literally everyone who sees this movie is going to note the similarities to “Alien”, “Aliens”, “Event Horizon” and others. Yes, director Shane Abbess did borrow from the greats in nearly every facet of his film. But, to me, it felt more like he was paying homage to his inspiration than copy-catting. He took little bits and pieces of many sci-fi classics and made his own, standout movie. For me, it worked wonderfully. In fact I liked everything about “Infini”. The acting was superb from the entire cast. MacPherson’s performance is one that blew me away. I mean, how is this guy not a huge star? Well not to worry, I am sure with the coming success of “Infini” he will be because he rocks it!
“Infini” was intense, claustrophobic, fun from beginning to end. Speaking of the end… Wow! I won’t reveal anything. I will just say, THAT is how you end a movie! Again, there is nothing not to love about this movie. If you are a fan of deep space, sci-fi thrillers add this to your “Must see” list immediately.