In the near future, scientist Xia Tian (Yang Mi) is on the verge of a major discovery: time travel. After she successfully sends living tissue back in time by 110 minutes, her years of work seem to have paid off, but everything unravels when her young son is kidnapped and held for a hefty ransom – all of her research. When the drop goes sour and her son is killed, Xia Tian desperately sends herself back in time using her prototype, where she discovers multiple versions of her future self. Now, all of the Xia Tians must band together to save their son in this action-packed sci-fi thriller from producer Jackie Chan.
I was privileged again to be invited to my first Celebrity movie screening and I met the PBB season 7 teens there too. I took some selfies with them before the screening and even ate with them sans Kisses at North park. I did some interviews offline with Vivory Esclito and some of the other cast while eating at the same table with them. Maymay was just at my right and she was full right away. She just had a successful album launch and her hit song was the song “Toinks” I will add more about this soon.
Quick reaction to the movie: This is in Chinese with English subtitles. The story is a great one. It was a bit dragging in the beginning but the story started to be exciting towards the middle and to the end. As a fan of watching time travel like the Heroes tv series (Hiro), Fringe, and the Flash TV series, I was not shocked or puzzled with the storyline.
The movie emphasized how much the mother will do anything to preserve the life of her child. The antagonist is also trying to go back in time for his loved ones. The concept of having time aberrations is there and It was a great movie for Jackie Chan to produce this time. Yes, there were actions scenes like the Jackie Chan movies but It was not a karate movie like I expected. Sci FI, time travel and a love that will do anything to save his loved one was the theme for this one. I can relate to that love since I am a father of three and will do anything to save my kids too.
I recommend you all watch the film! Not really for kids but it will be good for people that love sci-fi or time travel stories! – 4/5
“Reset” may be the last of the big-budget, high-gloss actioner from China in a while. This is a Chinese production but aided by a big Korean crew, giving the movie a unique Korean feel. But with the recent chilling of relations between the two countries, “Reset” becomes a rare cinematic event of its kind.
Reset is directed by Chang and is released in the Philippines by Jackie Chan’s favored releasing arm, Star Cinema. It opens in Philippine cinemas this June 28.