Official US Trailer for Weird Chinese Time-Travel Thriller Film 'Reset'

June 8, 2017
Source: YouTube

Reset Trailer

"You are not necessary for this experiment." Well Go USA has debuted an official US trailer for a Chinese action-sci-fi-thriller titled Reset, also going by the name Fatal Countdown: Reset. Executive produced by Jackie Chan, and directed by a filmmaker called "Chang", Reset is about a desperate scientist mother who finishes her experimental time travel machine in order to go back in time and save her son. Starring Yang Mi, Wallace Huo, and King Shih-Chieh. While this doesn't seem like the most inspired time travel plot, I am curious about the cultural differences and unique twists in this film. I'm interested to see what happens once she goes back in time, and what exactly she does to save her son and get rid of the criminals. Have fun.

Here's the official US trailer (+ international poster) for Chang's Reset, direct from YouTube:

Reset Movie Poster

In the near future, scientist Xia Tian (Yang Mi) is on the verge of a major discovery: time travel. After she successfully sends living tissue back in time by 110 minutes, her years of work seem to have paid off, but everything unravels when her young son is kidnapped and held for a hefty ransom - all of her research. When the drop goes sour and her son is killed, Xia Tian desperately sends herself back in time using her prototype, where she discovers multiple versions of her future self. Now, all of the Xia Tians must band together to save their son. Fatal Countdown: Reset is directed by a Chinese filmmaker known as Chang, of the films Death Bell, The Target, and Canola previously. Jackie Chan is listed as an executive producer. Well Go will release the film in theaters in China and America starting June 30th late this month. Anyone?

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  • BeckhamsShorts
    Well that looked horrible
  • shiboleth
    I have no problem with films from other cultures since those are the ones I mostly watch. But this looks too much of moralizing and imitating something seen before ...
    • Dominic
      it seems they would not be adhering to the standard that multiple bodies of the same being can't exist at the same time in the same universe .. What else would make you risk time travel , but to save a loved one/family member ? old story only to sci-fi book readers tho ....
      • shiboleth
        I'm not saying that some won't see it, I am saying it's not for everyone. But also, it doesn't look special at all... That's just me, of course ...
  • boball
    Alex, why did you decide to report on this movie? Why not lots of other movies various other countries, the big two non-Western ones being China and India. There are lots of Indian and Chinese
    • Dominic
      (shrugs) hot Asian chick , maybe .... why not enlighten us , to what Baahubali 2 ! is about , to so command your respect ? Sci-fi pays the bills , nowadays ....
      • boball
        Baahubali? It's some historical Indian story. It's the highest grossing Indian movie in India and overseas of all time, released this year. It doesn't matter what the story is. My point is not on one specific movie, but that whats so great about this movie "(Reset) when there are so many other movies to report on, including huge box offices successes like Baahubali (just an example).
        • Dominic
          Actually it matters a lot , to what the story is , as many hit movies in one country become duds( financially) in other countries ... so telling us WHY you liked it , if you've seen it , would be helpful for Alex as much as any reader ....Then he would have feedback , and know what other movies out there might interest the segment of readers u would represent . again , Sci-Fi / Comic book movies pay the bills , nowadays . So its perfectly legitimate to highlight them 1st . "Baahubali? It's some historical Indian story. ..." doesn't say much about its appeal to an American market , no matter the appeal to people from India who live here ...
          • boball
            I haven't seen Baahubali. I simply picked it as an example of a supposedly relevant movie since it's supposedly a huge hit movie as per it's record breaking collections. So my point is not on this movie Baahubali. This movie RESET is a Chinese movie and the same points you made about Baahubali (may not appeal to US market) applies to Reset too. And hence that's why I am asking why decide to report on this movie RESET which clearly is in the same boat as any non-US movie. What's so appealing about it (this movie Reset)?
          • Dominic
            What's so appealing , again : A) Cute Asian woman ( attracts guys) B) time travel sci-fi ( nerds) C) a "save my son" story ( women) D) female empowerment , as she thwarts the bad guys like a superhero ( nerdy women ;?)) ) ..even all bruised up ... ...get it ? so u should watch Baahubali , and report to us on if it lives up ( or down , if u wish ) to THAT ..... I would point out , Transformers made a bunch of money , but I wouldn't recommend it ... record breaking is overrated , in this movie age .
  • Dominic
    who watches sci-fi for the acting ... ;?)) BG fans maybe ... " Logan " fans , maybe a SyFy show or two ... the rest not so much ....
    • I watch scifi for the acting, I do consume a lot of badly acted scifi too, but as I get older and closer to death I have less time to waste watching rubbish. :-)
      • Dominic
        then I would say , you've been disappointed a lot , Carp ;?)) Now , the Expanse is great ...but before that you'd have to go back to Being Human , for a well-acted SyFy show . I am a Bitten fan but i wouldn't say its Emmy-winning acting Best show on TV is Orphan Black , sci-fi or not . and the acting there is Stellar , led by Tatianna Maslany as any one of 11 "takes" on the same clone ... Looking forward to its last season , starting tonight ...
        • I like the Expanse and watched Orphan Black for the first two series, but ended up giving up on it. The acting was really good from Tatiana Maslany. I really liked Legion and Utopia a lot, have you watched them?
          • Dominic
            do you mean Legion the movie , or the new FX show ? if the new show , IDK it's kinda like watching somebody go insane , slowly ....which may be the point ; Power like David's corrupts a human too much ...most of that story has occurred in his head , right ? Utopia is Brit TV prob don't have it here .... got canceled after only two years anyway
          • Dominic
            I liked the continuation of Legion the movie , in the SyFy series ....that seemed a very possible future , with the cities in deserts surviving the nuclear fallout ..except for the supernatural angels , of course ....
          • Dominic
            OB seasons 3 and 4 just peeled back the onion further , on exactly what the F is going on with the clones ....big business/pharma and military in deep , of course ....setting up the last confrontations this season .. it's been well-plotted , by writers and exec produces ; Id like to see them do a movie version of OB...maybe a trilogy or two , if it sells ..
          • Legion the tv show, yep I liked the insanity part, the cast was really good too. I thought Utopia was the same, if you can track it down, you should definitely give it a watch.
  • Mark Brackney
    "Got to get back." "Back to the past." "Samurai Ja" - whoops, wrong thing.
  • backwardsprogress
    Um.... alright lets see the next trailer.
  • Bill
    Looks good to me.




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