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Quanta (2017) Movie Poster
Australia  •    •  83m  •    •  Directed by: Nathan Dalton.  •  Starring: Mark Redpath, Antony Talia, Philip Hayden, Candice Leask, Christina-Rose Cavaleri, Sunny Koll, Alex McTavish, Frank Fazio, Douglas Embry, Katrina Gow, Stephen Degenaro, Elyssia Koulouris, Peter Stanley..
    A physicist's life-long work comes to fruition when he is reluctantly partnered with a gifted young assistant. Ego divides them when they receive an unknown signal from space.


Image from: Quanta (2017)
Image from: Quanta (2017)
It's hard to know where to start with this, it has some really interesting ideas but it seemed to get partway into exploring them and then ditching them for another idea completely.

it's starts out with an aging scientist trying to prove a theory regarding dark radiation which after some setbacks (setbacks are a cool band by the way) he is given a lab at a university on the condition that he teams up with some early 20s guy who is abrasive etc.

they accidentally discover an alien signal, download it and give it to someone to help translate it, at which point that storyline seems to end in favour of a storyline where they use the machine that picked up the alien signal to upload data directly to to the younger guys head; it's not clear whether it's the alien data or just random data but the upshot is that he can now smell the ingredients in the older guys cup of tea and other heightened senses, this storyline seems to go nowhere as the next storyline of arguments over who owns the rights to the invention comes into play.

the young guy randomly sleeps with a female friend he's known forever, cheating on his pregnant girlfriend, they split up for a bit and then he turns up to the ultrasound, says sorry and she forgives him - the female friend isn't mentioned again. the young guy also shaves off his hair, walks around the street naked, the older guy somehow walks into him, takes him back to the lab and extracts the data the younger guy uploaded and then sets fire to the machine he's worked on his entire life that can pick up alien signals, discover dark radiation and instantly teach people anything because...I don't know - whatever. he avoids being legally punished for this because some people committed suicide or something (I assume the company that took his machine tried it on them and he knew about it)

I gave it 3 stars because the acting was decent and the ideas were good but everyone involved in this movie must have some kind of severe case of ADHD or something.

Review by fixedfrequencies from the Internet Movie Database.