The relationship between science and spirit is an often-precarious one. Each of these metaphysical dance partners tries to lead or sometimes even dominate the steps they take together. But, considering it takes two to tango, they need to collaborate and achieve a proper balance if they’re to work together successfully in creating the reality we experience. That elaborate, intertwined footwork is the subject of an intriguing new science fiction release, “I Origins.”
Perhaps forcing viewers to consider this unnerving possibility is the point of this film, pushing us to examine a consciously created probability that’s just as valid (even if not as palatable) as all the others we might manifest for ourselves. Then again, given the dispiriting nature of this picture, one might also wonder why anybody would want to sit through a two-hour exploration of the idea that “life sucks and then you die.”
This fusion of diverse narratives makes for intriguing viewing, adding a level of depth to the principal story line that would have been lacking had it not been for its unique backdrop.