A Temporal Agent is sent on his final time travel mission having been on many which have all built to this moment as clues picked up on the past during previous missions will come in to play. The target for the agent is the "Fizzle Bomber" who set a bomb in 1975 killing thousands in the process.
I apologise for that ridiculously slim and frankly uninformative synopsis for "Predestination" but I do believe I have found the ultimate unreviewable movie. By that I don't mean it is such a bad movie that I can't review it but to give a single scrap of detail away will spoil the viewing pleasure of this movie. Let me put it this way, I watched "Predestination" just knowing that it involved time travel and the minute it finished I sat and watched it again, and I have watched it a third time since then.
Now you are probably wondering why I would do such a thing but to put it this way; by the time "Predestination" finishes it has set up a rather unique scenario which you find yourself thinking about and thinking where are the flaws. And so you watch it again and when you do you suddenly pick up on all these clever moments from the significance of a laugh which character gives to something someone says to the way a violin case looks across the course of the story. Yes I know this is probably all the more confusing but you will have to trust me when I say that you should watch "Predestination" rather than reading up about it first.
What I will say is that whilst Ethan Hawke is the star of "Predestination" it is Sarah Snook who makes the movie as a lot of the movie is about the journey of her character from being a child to becoming a grown up.
What this all boils down to is that "Predestination" is a fantastic movie and is full of mind bending fun, nice effects and good performances. And it is a movie which whilst only 97 minutes long you will need to allow for double that as you will want to watch it straight away again.