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Lake Artifact

Lake Artifact (2018) Movie Poster
USA  •    •  96m  •    •  Directed by: Bruce Wemple.  •  Starring: Catharine Daddario, Anna Shields, Chris Cimperman, Adrian Burke, Grant Schumacher, Dylan Grunn, Delil Baran, Thomas Brazzle, John Noble.  •  Music by: Nate VanDeusen.
    Five friends go on a weekend getaway to a cabin in Upstate New York, where time and space begins to function without reason, only to slowly turn them against each other one by one.


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That's when the film actually starts, and when it does, it's a mess and feels very much like a live-action Scooby-Doo episode. The plot is set around a cabinplot of land where time is in a constant loop and everything that can is and ha's happened, that make sense? Sort of? Yeah well so does this film. The concept itself is nothing new as their are lots of versions of this type of story out there.

I can't help but feel as though this film tries to come across "smarter" than it actually is and that the writers had an idea for an ending of the film and kind of wrote backwards from there with no real direction. I get the concept, I understand who is who and what is going on so PLEASE stop explaining everything to me several times.

Plot holes; It's all one, big plot hole really. The 'connecting of dots' to unravel the great mysteries and the 'big reveals' either make NO SENSE and are seemingly thrown in there for reasons I can only imagine were thought up by the creators breathing in their own darts, OR they were painfully obvious ages before it was explained to the audience.

Characters motivations; Aren't any. Seriously, The only person who made any sense was Timmy and even he had zero development. Everybody else has moments that set up a sub plot or story arch that go no-where and just leave you scratching your head on confusion (looking at you especially Megan)

And finally, I honestly could not tell if this film was attempting to be a comedy half of the time, a large portion of the acting and dialogue actually gave me a really belly-laugh because of how silly and satirical it came across.

Having said that, I've just ordered a McDonald's from Uber Eats, so it's not all bad.

Review by donttouchmeprimate from the Internet Movie Database.