If you’re an urban fantasy fan, the premise of this film will peak your curiosity. The story line intrigued me. The fact that the same two men have been battling for centuries put me in mind of the Highlander Series, which I loved.
The premise of the movie is based on the belief in Reincarnation. It tells the story of Rein, the very first rejuvenator. With the help of his two best friends, Rein has been helping souls rejuvenate for over 2000 years. He is tired and ready to pass-on the mantel of rejuvenator. His successor is chosen from the year 1975. Unfortunately, the second Rein is not as easy to train as Rein One thought he would be. Complicating the plot is, Spade, the man who created Rein One by murdering him in the first place, and the lovely Karma, the goddess of reincarnation, who apparently has the hots for Rein Two.
Rein One is considering not rejuvenating Spade this time around, whether he’s a believer or not. And, because Karma’s sexual interest in Rein Two is forbidden, the others are suspicious of Karma’s motives for choosing the man and don’t trust him. Rein Two is aware that the team isn’t wholly in support of him, and that makes him suspicious of them.
All of that provides a wonderful breeding ground for drama, deceptions and tangled intrigues. I couldn’t wait to see Rein: The Rejuvenator.
Unfortunately, a great premise doesn’t necessarily make a great movie. I liked the idea. The cinematography seems fair, but the dialog is wooden and the acting is worse. If this movie premise makes it to Hollywood, gets a real budget and some actors with talent, I’ll put my money down to see it in a flash. As it stands now, not so much.