When I got the discount Paramount + on Amazon Prime Day, I knew that I would be watching Infinite. It was just a matter of time. Perhaps in another life, I will know better.

Infinite is a sci-fi/action film starring Mark Wahlberg as Evan McCauley, a man who has skills that he has never learned. He can make a perfectly designed sword but he has never learned how, at least, not that he remembered. Diagnosed as a schizophrenic, Evan is self-medicating, trying to keep the voices and mysterious memories at bay. However, he finds that he is not mentally ill.

Instead, he learns that he is a part of a secret group called Infinite, people who have been reincarnated and use their knowledge as a way to protect the world. One of the reincarnated, Bathurst (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is tired of the constant returns and tries to hatch a plan to kill everything on earth so there is nothing left to reincarnate into.

I’m not sure how that would work, however. Maybe I misunderstand the concept of reincarnation.

I had heard this was bad. It totally is bad. A pretty strong cast does not bring its A game. The story in convoluted and ridiculous, failing to play upon the strengths of the premise. It starts with a terrible car chase scene that would have felt right at home in the Fast & the Furious franchise.

The finale was just as implausible and downright stupid.

I really do not want to be talking about this one any more.

1 star

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