By Don Morton
August 26, 2016
A dying tycoon entrusts his consciousness to a high-tech company for transplantation into a specially grown younger body and wakes up as Ryan Reynolds. Cool, but then memory fragments lead to the realization that said company may have fudged the “specially grown” part.
This surprise-free, body-switch thriller toys ineptly with some philosophical quandaries before morphing into a not-particularly-enjoyable car chase/shoot-em-up. Largely wasted cast includes Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, and Matthew Goode. Go rent John Frankenheimer’s 1966 Seconds, of which this is a lame remake. Japanese title: Selfless: Kakusei shita Kioku. (117 min)