Hearing the phrase "There is no fate..." for the 7th time brings one to the realization. They've been re-making their own fate time and time again, hoping for us to buy in each time. Well, here we are again.
The overall feeling of the film works for one viewing, but it sure draws out its 95 minutes.
There are moments to enjoy here. Damn few of them though. The ship has run its course and its time to run it into the iceberg. Think of it as an act of mercy.
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