Plot: What’s it about?
Time travel has been used in movies for as long as I can remember, but when it comes to the horror genre, it seems there has been a resurgence lately. I’m thinking of the Happy Death Day films. And now, here comes 6:45, a smaller film that is effective and uses time travel as a plot point. In fairness, our characters open a sort of time loop, but this allows major events in the film to repeat themselves, albeit with slightly different results each time. I forget where I first saw the trailer, but after receiving the solicitation it kickstarted my interest.
We find a couple Bobby Paterson (Michael Reed) and Jules Rable (Augie Duke) who decide to take a weekend getaway to a nice, secluded island. Things start off promising enough for them, but it doesn’t take long for Bobby to realize that things might just be askew. When the clock strikes 6:45, that is when things turn ugly. Unfortunately, it’s like this each day at the exact same time. One thing that helps the film is the two strong leads and the chemistry they share. We learn that their relationship is rocky, so this getaway was meant to turn things around for them.
Certain plot points need not be revealed to best enjoy the film. It may not be something I need to watch over and over, but it kept me with it. Thankfully the film stays around the 90-minute mark, avoiding too much repetition given its central premise. It might not be the most thrilling film of this sort, but it works well enough to check out. It may even resonate with many viewers. Check it out.
Video: How’s it look?
With a wide 2.39:1 ratio, this transfer was quite pleasing. It seemed to have a warm welcoming kind of look to it. This was likely on intention as that helps put us in the perspective of our lead characters before things turn bad. This proves to be a satisfying image.
Audio: How’s it sound?
The DTS HD track is also solid. Strong sounding vocals and clarity work well before giving way to the heavier moments when the time shifting elements comes into play. Like the transfer, this track proves worthy.
Supplements: What are the extras?
Sadly, this is where the disc falls short. All we’re given are some trailers.
The Bottom Line
A surprisingly effective little film, 6:45 might not have replay value, but it kept me with it. Check it out.