Hugh Jackman’s new film Reminiscence is a neo-noir science fiction thriller about a man who uses his and other memories to find a woman he loved who disappeared. Soon becoming obsessed with finding her he winds up discovering her secret past involving drugs and a kidnapping with himself being one of the targets.
Reminiscence reminiscences on the style of old black and white noir crime film with Hugh Jackman narrating the film. At an almost two-hundred-minute runtime Reminiscence is like a slow burn that takes its time to let the plot unfold. While providing a fight scene and chase scene to add some suspense. But at times it felt like the film was moving too slow. Playing with the viewer’s mind at times it would confuse the viewer into thinking a scene happened in the present but revealed to be in the past.
Reminiscence takes place in the future where the oceans have risen making most of the land covered in water while a select few places still above water. An interesting setting and it would’ve been nice if the setting would’ve played more into the plot rather than small remarks.
Reminiscence felt like an original film with an interesting concept compared to the remakes, sequels and the superhero adaptations. Reminiscence is able to throw curve balls throughout as the plot thickens with a surprising final reveal and touching ending. Another note Hugh Jackman still got it at almost fifty-three years old. If you like crime thrillers that have an intriguing concept then you’d probably enjoy Reminiscence.
Reminiscence playing in theaters and on HBOMax