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Remember the future.
Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired -- and paid handsomely -- by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid … and how he's gotten in hot water.
Me watching this movie:
"I don't quite get what's going-- ohhhhh..."
"Hey, its Dexter!"
"Wait, what? Oh, now I get it...."
"Hold on, what in the fuck?!"
"Oh, its that thing he had and that other thing he had and next he'll use that other thing he has. "
*Predicts rest of plot with 90% accuracy*
*Calls friend and verbally assaults him for recommending this film*
The rhythm and the style is in between Total Recall and Mission Impossible 2. The worst thing of the movie is of course the cast. The better, to have a sci-fi movie with so many elements to analyze (machine of the future, memory clean, the meaning of the human life and so on) that only in the end is predictable. You will enjoy with the motorcycle scene: a pure John Woo action scene. And of course, there is a white dove.
I haven't read Dick's script, but I will.
I was pressured into watching this, comparable to daredevil.
This movie had an awesome start. It had that whole Total Recall/Minority Report thing going for it. But it really started to drag toward the middle and then was rushed toward the end. I was very disappointed about that, because the killer beginning gave me such high hopes for this movie. It...just...coulda been so much more, ya know? The casting was decent with the exception of Ben Affleck - who plays Ben Affleck in EVERY role.
The title makes this too easy...Everyone involved was in it for a paycheck.
Lacklustre effort from a then weary John Woo. JW's track record in Hollywood was less than stellar with Face/Off being the lone highlight.
I understand WHY Hollywood wanted him and am sure that he was financially rewarded for his troubles but Hollywood was not up to the task of making such a Director's visions come to fruition.
This then, was his Hollywood swansong and the messiest of any of his features.
Gone are the Woo signatures (overdone in M:I2) to be replaced with nothing of interest.
I have a big soft spot for movies that have to do with time travel, seeing the future, and alternate realities. Therefore my rating for movies in that genre tend to skew a little higher than they normally would. I think it's only fair to mention that at the outset of this review because I don't want to give the false impression that this is a good quality movie. It is a romp that can offer some mild entertainment value and that's about all.
The acting is bad, but it has Ben Affleck so you already knew that. The action is typical John Woo stuff, it is entertaining but entirely illogical. The story is almost sci-fi light. It has this…
A great movie,something new to watch.
When I watched this in 2012 I had no idea who Ben Affleck was. But when the actor who plays Harvey Dent in Dark Knight I said to my self (in my Batman voice) "Harvey Dent can we trust him"? and now that Affleck is Batman I think to my self :O
It's often stupid nonsense but it's enjoyable stupid nonsense.
Not very good. Sorry John Woo.
I guess I already forgot most of what I saw. Very poor.
Five days after I seen this, Ben Affleck was going to be the next Batman. I really don't know what to think about that yet...
Michael Jennings (Affleck) is a brilliant reverse engineer who makes a living by selling his services to the highest bidder. Since the work he does is so secret, he is constantly undergoing a procedure where his memories of the job are erased directly from his brain before he gets paid. When an old friend (Aaron Eckhart) invites him to the biggest paycheck he’s ever seen in exchange for three years of his life, he accepts.
The problems for Jennings start once the job ends. It turns out that he has signed away the stock options worth over $92 million and left himself with only the personal items that he had when he walked through the door. Even worse, these aren’t…
Absolutely love, it was my childhood.
I never understood how the hell could a train chase Ben Affleck in such a narrow hall??
Well, I still don't understand how John Woo could fall so hard.
- La Jetée
- Burst City
- Blade Runner
- Strange Days
- Juno and the Paycock
- The Ladykillers
- Wee Willie Winkie
Even the best directors have their off days.
What films am I missing?
- Moon Child
- A Scanner Darkly
- 2012: Supernova
- Revengers Tragedy
Sci-Fi films often predict the future but rarely get it right.
This is a list of films set in the…