You're probably familiar the phrase "YOLO." If not, it stands for "you only live once." Now imagine a world where that wasn't the case. Imagine a world where you would live life until death, only to be reincarnated and born again to live an entirely new life while still retaining old memories. In this new film "Infinite," there is a group of people that have the ability to do just that. They live an endless number of lives with no end in sight. Some members of the group see this as a blessing. Others see it as a curse. Humanity will either continue to live on with these people in it, or it will cease to exist entirely. So, before you decide whether you should sink "Infinite" or stream it, let us review it first.
Reasons to Sink
- It feels as though the characters are just as confused as the plot is at times. It feels like there should be a greater sense of urgency to prevent the end of humanity.
- Dylan O'Brien is wildly underutilized almost as if his name was just put on the cast list to use as marketing bait.
- For such an interesting premise, it feels like it is wasted on this film. The film opened up endless possibilities and scenarios but didn't explore enough of them.
Reasons to Stream
- The uniqueness of the plot is one that is very enticing and leaves audiences to decide whether living forever would be a positive or negative thing.
- There are some super intense fights and action sequences mixed with CGI that have Mark Wahlberg putting the pedal to the metal. Not to mention we get to see some of his sword skills.
Sink or Stream?
After our review of "Infinite," when deciding whether to sink or stream this flick, we think that you should let this one sink.
Even with the star power from actors like Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jason Mantzoukas, "Infinite" still misses the mark. With such a promising start, it's unfortunate that the pace of the film doesn't quite match the intensity of its plot. If you already have Paramount+ then there's no harm in giving it a watch. But if you're considering becoming a new subscriber, this film probably isn't enough to make it worth your while.
Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.