Friday, May 04, 2007

Movie review - 'Next' ... Nicolas Cage sends Mrs S into a coma


There have been some good movies about deja vu, the incomparable Groundhog Day still does it for me and I love the shopping mall scene in Minority Report.
I've not seen Deja vu with Denzel Washington, so I guess that's really Jamais vu, but the premise of this particular film is that Mr Cage can see 2 minutes into his own future, and then act to avert it. So I guess it's really Presque vu ?
Anyway, it failed to enthrall, which is a shame, the effects are good, the basic story (Phillip K Dick) is a great premise but neither baddies nor goodies are memorable and you got the impression that no-one ever asked, at any point during the making of this "why would someone do that ?"
End result Ne voyez pas ! Next !

That's two duds in a row for Mr Cage (see Ghostrider) two pillows on the Mrs Stuffy scale.

2 Comments:

At 11:12 am, Blogger Tim said...

I hear ya, its pretty rough :( Serious lack of good films out recently!

 
At 9:27 pm, Blogger MarkMcL said...

S.

What about the old Python sketch about interviewing a Clairvoyant:

Clairvoyant: Yes it's true!
Interviewer: It it true that you can see the future?

And of course ye olde joke - Q. Why do gypsies have so few children?

Anyway thanks for the link about http://www.iblocked.com/ but firewall avoidance sites are on the list too!

It looks like they may have lifted the block but I have not tested with a post yet.

Toodle-Pip!

M.

 

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