Eight years after her slightly daft debut, “Bunny,” writer-director Mia Trachinger appears in over her head in the deep end of the pool with “Reversion,” which will be proof to some that God(ard) is not dead. Grafting a simplistic variation of jump-cutting and time dislocation onto a near-future drama about human mutants who have no sense of time, pic lacks visual finesse and stylistic aplomb to make a Los Angeles-meets-“Alphaville” conception work. This time trip will be quickly forgotten, though hardcore “Bunny”-ites will take notice.
Eva (Leslie Silva), whose Afro and tough-gal stance make her seem like she could be the daughter Pam Grier’s Coffy, is one of several people born without an awareness of past, present and future — and a moral compass. She spends much of her day losing and then searching for young fellow mutant Ray (Tom Maden). Her semi-b.f. Marcus (Jason Olive), another mutant, is along for the ride, but he becomes a nuisance when pressing Ray about a stolen gun. “Reversion” already has enough problems without inserts about child development that don’t so much layer the story as interrupt it.