Reset (2017) #87

What would you do if there were three of you? Could you live in a world where you are not the only you? Xia Tian is about to find out as she tries to save her son from a group of criminals attempting to steal time travel technology from the Nexus corporation. Can she save her son and deal with her other selves?

Movie description:

Reset is a 2017 Chinese film directed by Korean director Chang, starring Yang Mi and
Wallace Huo.


A young woman working for a company developing time travel technology is sucked into a corporate espionage scheme. After the kidnapping of her son the plot thickens and she must go back in time to try and prevent his death, not once but multiple times.

Praise and critiques:

This film fully employs the increasingly popular ‘traveling back in time to save a loved one’ trope. Unfortunately, while dealing with time travel, the film avoids all of the interesting paradoxes and issues that make time travel so compelling. The film is essentially and action techno thriller, complete with corporate espionage and tone of shoot’um up scenes. Over-all Reset is not a bad film, it was actually rather fun, but it didn’t really satisfy when it came to the science fictional elements. There were a few really cool psychedelic visual effects scenes, and those scenes made me wish they had worked more with that angle, rather than all the car chases and gun fights. The film felt like it could have been half an hour shorter, but if you are looking for action time travel without having to do too much thinking, this one is probably for you.


Fans of time travel action movies will enjoy this film.


3.5 of 5,an enjoyable but not amazing film.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Reviewed by:

Jean-Paul Garnier
Jean-Paul Garnier

Jean-Paul L. Garnier lives and writes in Joshua Tree, CA where he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books.

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