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Posted January 12, 2013
I was surprised as to how engrossing this film is. 1st off, it d
I was surprised as to how engrossing this film is. 1st off, it did have a few big aspects going for it right from jumpstreet-before I even put the disc in; a) I'm a huge Willis fan & have over a dozen of his films in my DVD library, b) I absolutley love Emily Blunt ever since I saw her in 2010's "The Wolfman", & c) ANY dramatic, non-comedy role w/ the great Jeff Daniels is something that I'm going to check out. These reasons are why I purchased the film prior to viewing it. I knew that I'd want it in my collection, I just didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The directing by Rian Johnson is terriffic, Levitt is perfect for the role of 'young Joe', & the makeup he wore (to make himself look like a young Willis) is stunning. I give him tons of credit here because he not only had to play the Joe character, but he also had to play the physical & vocal mannerisms of Willis-both of which he did amazingly well! I've always been into the subject of metaphysics-how EVERYTHING in the physical world is connected 1 way or another, & how (if time-travel were a reality) altering 1 slight aspect of the past can &/or will alter the course of the future. This film is a metaphysical sci-fi/action bonanza! I've viewed it 3 times now (& it's only been out on disc since New Year's Eve) & I know that it will be 1 of those films that I'll watch @ least twice/year. It's fast-paced, very well-written, extremely well acted, & just dosen't seem to get old. I give it 5 stars w/out any hesitation. It's 1 of the best movies that I've seen in 2 years!
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Posted March 2, 2013
The box quotes "cool" and "original." NOT.
The box quotes "cool" and "original." NOT. Other than making a hash of all other time-travel flicks, it mixes in ugly mobsters, Back to the Future evil guy and flying motorcycles, ultra gun and kick violence throughout ("cool"?), future with abandoned rusty factory (Aliens?) containing a time-travel sterilizer with chicken wire, hyper-evil future murdering little boy, and horny females who love any sweaty old guy who comes along. This must have been modeled on a really-bad video game by a 9 year old writer. Time travel gangsters in black wearing Hassidic saucer hats?! Scene with Bruce machine-gunning a hallway full of bad guys (Taxi Driver?) and dodging bullets?! Lifting furniture (Knowing?) and signboards asking for you to be tested for telekenetic power?! This movie is so full of you-know-what that no amount of Spoilers could ever cover it. After seeing the suicidal ending, you may wish it had happened instead in the first minute, and left Emily Blunt to save the future from homeless terror.
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