The film Tinker’ was released on November 16, 2018. It is listed as a science fiction drama, but it feels more like a made-for-TV family movie. Grady Lee Jr. (Clayne Crawford) has had a hard life, but then he discovers a journal which could change the world. While he obsesses on building a machine described in the journal, he suddenly becomes the guardian of his six-year-old nephew Kai (Colt Crawford).
The acting was good and the story line interesting. I think the thing that confused me was the designation of the movie as science fiction. The machine Grady was working on was based on the work of Nicola Tesla, but that didn’t qualify as “science fiction”. The main weakness of the film was the musical score. The music selections were too low energy and dull. It affected the pacing of the film.
There were a couple things which didn’t make sense to me. This would have been better labelled as a family drama, than science fiction. The film tended to stress family more than anything, so I am unsure on what rating to give. There was no foul language (a +), no gore, and no violence, and definitely no sex scenes. Tinker’ is not a 5 star film by any means, nor is it bad. I rate it 3 stars out of 5.
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