I haven’t yet decided if Synchronic is a better film than The Endless. On one hand, the premise isn’t quite as complex and the story occasionally relies on some contrivances to push it along. On the other hand, it’s more emotionally engaging – thanks to well-realized characters and dialogue – with technical merits that are a considerable improvement. Either way, Benson & Moorhead have put together another intriguing sci-fi film that favors smarts over spectacle.
The film does have a very odd vibe and really it kind of plays like a long Twilight Zone episode, the film does go the small budget indie route, the film takes it’s time and is in no hurry to get into plot this is very much idea and character based. Morehead and Benson star and direct this film and and there’s no doubt the film is about them, they play brothers we know this cause they argue a lot.
Even though the story and pace seem occasionally rambling, there is actually quite a lot happening in nearly every scene. But it isn’t until after everything is said and done that we think back to a particular ‘throwaway’ moment and suddenly understand its importance.