Infinite (2021) is a new sci-fi action movie by Antoine Fuqua, in which he presents the confrontation between two groups of people who have the ability to transform. With Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejofor. Premiere at Paramount +.
Fukua was able to prove himself in "Training Day" (2002), in which the main asset was the intrigue of the police, and then he went more frequent paths in an action movie, for example, with two parts of "Equalizer" (2014 and 2018) or the western "Splendor". seven (2016). There is no doubt that the director knows how to frame car chases, gunfights, explosions and knives, all of which are in Infinite, although it's also clear that he never found a script like the one from the 2002 film that made him famous. This is no exception to the dynamic that has long changed his career.
Evan (Mark Wahlberg) is a man who appears to be schizophrenic and suffering from worldly problems: he has no job, he will soon run out of money, and therefore his ability to pay rent is at stake. Evan is arrested after a complicating deal with a drug dealer, from whom he hoped to get drugs so that hallucinations would not take over his life.
At the police station, where he is handcuffed, he is visited by Bathurst (Chiwetel Ejofor), who begins to awaken the character by telling him that they know about the Punic Wars, the French Revolution, and various other historical events. As the characters begin to understand each other, Evan is rescued by a woman who is driving an armored vehicle, which breaks one of the walls of the police station to get to where the main character is locked. That's how harsh or awkward the action is in a movie that turns into a fight.
Infinite is a confrontation between two groups of people with the unique ability to reincarnate and live different lives. These are unusual creatures that, from puberty, begin to remember past lives and restore all their abilities. But at some point in history, some of them began to feel that the existential continuity had become, so to speak, too long, so they devised a device to end all life on Earth and therefore avoid reincarnation.
There is action with motorcycles, cars, planes and other vehicles a la Mission Impossible. Bathurst is the leader of the nihilists, that is, the villains, and Evan is supposed to be the leader of the believers. The problem is that due to his stormy present incarnation, he still cannot remember it. The possibility of a certain existential depth is never explored by the plot, which is entangled in a series of explanations too far-fetched for a story in which it is obvious from the first minute that the resolution of the entire conflict is underway. be pineapples (or shots, explosions, and other options).
At times, Infinite looks like teenage sagas (The Hunger Games or Divergent), in which there are two opposing factions, with the difference that all the characters are adults. There is a certain atmosphere of the Matrix in the awakening of the character. The way Bathurst wants to end his life in the world is very similar to that of the villain Thanos in the last Avengers, and in various combat scenes Cruz is shown an aesthetics that is similar to the logic of Mission: Impossible starring Tom. Wahlberg also operates planes, motorcycles and other vehicles. There is nothing original about Infinite that ends up looking like a remix of ideas from other films.