As Strange As Angels is a time-twisting film of good against evil. It tells a story of humanity and the grounding, undeniable power of human will. Through the juxtaposition of positive and negative forces, the consequences of disregard to our individual purposes, parallels the liberation that comes with empathy and connection.
By transcending time and reality, the dual narrative explores the debate of nature vs nurture, and their impact on our spiritual purpose.
The film rejects conventions of mainstream sci-fi that conforms to an action orientated spectacle, and instead focuses on the why rather than the what, allowing for a thoughtful production.
The time travel element is introduced slowly through out the film to enable the focus to be placed on character development, and the intricacies of their relationships.
Tee Hudson, the centre of both narratives, is a testament to the parts of life that objectively we don’t need to survive; such as art, love, compassion, and yet in reality, are the parts of life that we strive to have the most. We are introduced to Tee as the perfect man: both phenomenally successful and humble, a charitable man with a happy wife and a happy life. A man who’s artistic skill allowed him an audience that would fall at his feet, and one who used his profits to bring good globally.
A new planet that spells disaster for the Earth is discovered on the edge of the solar system, while a sinister organisation called Planet X takes over archeological sites across the globe for some nefarious purpose. Only an amnesiac imprisoned in a Planet X psychiatric hospital holds the answers, so MI5 turn to amateur archaeologist David Harper to infiltrate the hospital and solve the girls mystery, revealing an ancient secret Planet X will kill to protect.