Saturday, May 17, 2008

Deja Vu

Deja Vu (2006)

Directed by: Tony Scott
Written by: Bill Marsilii & Terry Rossio
Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, Matt Craven, Donna Scott, Elle Fanning

Okay, trying to get less lazy about blogging, although I would much rather sit here listening to Lacuna Coil and eating fudge (I got this White Russian flavoured fudge at the Pharmasave when I went to get stamps. So sweet). Instead, I'm going to listen to Lacuna Coil, eat fudge and blog. Wow.

In this movie, an ATF guy gets brought in to investigate the explosion of a ferry in New Orleans. The investigation involves this machine that can see three days in the past (why the hell they invented that machine, God only knows. For watching women take showers in the past, I guess. They should have invented something that could see into the future. That would have been much more useful). He ends up falling in love with one of the victims and going back in time to save her.

Which really seems like a bad idea to begin with - manipulating the past isn't exactly safe, and often leads to all kinds of problems. In fact, time travel should probably not be attempted without the supervision of a Time Lord, or at least the Terminator.

Making time travel movies probably shouldn't be attempted without some kind of supervision. There are a lot of really big logic problems with this movie - if the girl didn't get killed, Denzel wouldn't have known about her and wouldn't have gone back in time to stop her from being killed.

Mr. Green told me this movie was kind of bad, but I ignored him. I was thinking, 'hey, I sometimes like Tony Scott movies and Man on Fire was okay'. Stupid me.

Okay, I'm being a little harsh, only because I like to trash stuff. The movie wasn't that bad. I mean, it looked nice, it was a Denzel vehicle/long music video but it looked nice, it just... wasn't planned very well I guess. Somebody wasn't paying attention. Or didn't care. I dunno.

And then there's Denzel Washington looking really worried and driving recklessly in both the past and the present. That was a pretty weird car chase, although it didn't really work. I mean, Past Guy wouldn't have known that Future Guy was chasing him. Would he?

Urg. It bugged me. I watched it, like, ten days ago, so I'm not quite so annoyed now as I was then. Oh yeah, Val Kilmer. I almost forgot to mention Val Kilmer. Val Kilmer eats puppies. Rather a lot of them, apparently. Jesus. I don't like Val Kilmer. Just thought I should mention that before I finish up.


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