Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

There’s no getting around it, Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes is incredibly silly. So silly that many will be turned off by the first 10 minutes. But audiences should really just trust the process and ride it out.

One of the most creative and inventive films at Fantasia Fest, Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes somehow explains time travel better than most films do by not taking it seriously in the slightest. Case in point, the premise of the film centres on Kato (Kazunori Tosa), a well meaning café owner, receiving a video message on his computer from himself two minutes in the future. Kato is understandably confused and he and his friends and co-workers try to figure out how this small time loop works. The logo of a girl on a cocoa tin who’s holding a tray with said cocoa tin on it (and thereby, herself on the logo of the tray’s cocoa tin) seems to settle their understanding.

Soon enough, the group of friends starts to figure out clever ways to benefit from knowing what is happening two minutes in the future. There is also a storyline beyond “Hey, cool, we’ve found a time loop!” but the movie is best enjoyed without knowing it.

The science-fiction elements of Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes make way for the comedy. The situations that occur and the group’s usage of the time loop are very humorous and clever. But the real star of the show is in the filmmaking itself.

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