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Relax, I’m From the Future – Blood in the Snow 2022

Relax, I'm from the Future

Relax, I’m From the Future – Blood in the Snow 2022

Synopsis:
A man from the future, now trapped in the past, tries to make a life for himself, oblivious to the consequences he has set in motion.

The review was originally published as part of my coverage of Fantasia 2022

A time traveller from the future tries to make the world a better place in Relax, I'm From the Future. Casper () is a man from an unspecified time in the future who arrives in the present day and sets forth a plan in motion with the assistance of Holly (). Percy (), a barista at a cafe, is a key element of the plan who posthumously would become renowned for his artwork. However, Casper catches the attention of Doris (), a woman from the future whose job is to eliminate unwanted time travellers.

Relax, I'm From the Future is a sci-fi comedy from writer/director Luke Higginson based on his 2013 short film of the same name. The film stars Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, What We Do in the Shadows) as Casper, a time traveller from the future, who quickly befriends queer, disillusioned punk Holly, played by Gabrielle Graham (Possessor). Casper has a vague plan to save the world, which includes storing artifacts in a fallout bunker and rigging the lottery and sports. However, Casper makes a mistake that might have dire consequences for the future, resulting in him rushing to course correct.

Relax, I'm From the Future is a film that benefits greatly from the stunt casting of Rhys Darby, who portrays Casper as a loveable loser who may or may not have a solid plan for saving the world. The film doesn't bog itself down too much with the logistics of time travel, keeping most of the film in the present and not worrying too much about the paradoxes that will arise. Altogether, Relax, I'm From the Future is an enjoyable sci-fi comedy.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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