Quantum Break is about what happens when three young dudes get together and for old time’s sake bring about the collapse of the space-time continuum.
Jack Joyce arrives at a university laboratory to find his wild-eyed genius best friend Paul Serene standing next to a machine shaped like a giant ring doughnut.
Serene raves about the technical possibilities of time travel while playing down all that annoying stuff about the massive consequences to the very fabric of the cosmos.
With him is Jack’s troubled brother Will who came up with the whole idea but now thinks it might be a bit dangerous and sort of regrets it.
Paul doesn’t care about that.
Instead he asks for Jack’s help to switch the thing on and Jack is all ‘yeah, sure – we’re friends after all’ even when the computer suggests there’s a ‘slight anomaly’ (have none of these guys even played Half-Life?).
Predictably everything explodes.
Paul is chucked forward a few years – Jack gets super powers.
Earth is basically screwed.