逆時營救 (Reset) (2017) is a Chinese sci-fi movie. The Chinese title translates to “rescue by time reversal”. The protagonist is a single mother, who works in a laboratory that creates a time machine that transports the subject to a parallel world. Bad guys try to steal the research data by kidnapping the son of her. In spite of complying to the demands, she witnesses her son getting killed. So she goes back in time to save him. However, instead of simply succeeding, the time travel drama becomes more complex that I rather not spoil.
It is always commendable for a mainstream movie to tell a non-trivial time travel parallel universe story, because such stuff is not easily understandable by everyone. In fact, some of the negative Chinese reviews fail to understand the parallel universe view of time travel, and why conventional time paradox does not apply in this movie. Although the action and the car chases are average, and at one point the mother suddenly becomes good at shooting and athletic for no reason, this is still an enjoyable movie. Note that certain aspects of the movie are similar to Triangle (2009), which is a masterpiece, but this correlation is unfortunately ignored by the Western reviews I’ve read.