Supercollider (2013)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Robin Dunne in Supercollider (2013)

That Confounded Collider

Victor Susskind (Robin Dunne - Twelve Trees of Christmas) lives in small town America with his wife and daughter and looks like your average kind of guy. But whilst most of the community go about their day to day business Victor is one of the men who for the past decade have been part of the team involved with the top secret Zero Point Collider, the largest particle collider ever built. But when something goes wrong with the collider it leads to a catastrophic malfunction and a series of cataclysmic events. Suddenly Victor finds himself waking in an alternate dimension and a very different version of the life he knows. Trying to comprehend what has happened and make sense the world he has found himself in Victor's actions will be crucial in the salvation of mankind.

I want to tell you that the concept of "Supercollider" is good but not only is the science behind it poor but in truth I don't think the concept is that great either. Science dude working on an American version of the Hadron Collider, which being American has to be bigger, finds himself in an alternative version of his life, a post apocalyptical version where his life is pretty rubbish, the town he lives is now a dirty ghetto and tornados are an every day occurrence. There are other things including something which happened to his daughter but none of it is that entertaining as we basically watch Victor trying to make sense of what is going on and then trying to find a way to rectify it.

The things is that whilst "Supercollider" left me feeling a little deflated it really ticks a lot of the boxes that other similar movies ticks. As such we have thinly written characters whose simplicity makes them easy to follow as does the basically written storyline which throws up little in the way of surprises, in fact it throws up more nonsense than surprises. And then there are the special effects which are comparable to anything you will find in a late night made for TV science fiction disaster movie. But the enjoyment factor you usually find from these frankly poor disaster movies is lacking from start to finish.

What this all boils down to is that that "Supercollider" didn't do it for me, even in a bad movie way, and so ended up one of those sci-fi disaster movies which ended up a combination of nonsense mixed with special effects.


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