This is weird because i cant truly fault this for being a Groundhog Day rip (even though its tissue-wringing schmaltzy over emotionalist stuff is exxtremely similar) as they were released in the same year.
12:01's comedy is trying too hard, but when it slips into kind of action/espionage puzzle-solving it becomes fun and reminds me of sholder's The Hidden, but we're only treated to a few pumps on the accelerator before we're back in mudtown and the pacings timing belt blows yet again. Groundhog Day's comedy works and Murray's characters resolve feels earned. A fucking arsehole re-learning about humans.
12:01s' feels unearned. Hes too smug and catches on too quick.
I still liked 12:01 alot, Sholder knows how to make a film look genuinely good and cinematic and kinetic, but somethings off when its pretending its a comedy/romance.
imagine they blew more people up wi that laser though