For the few who opened this, brevity will reign. If you are an “Inception” fan (I do not qualify) this one will captivate and hold your attention; each 8 minute train segment is riveting as the “terrorist” and his bomb are hunted.
Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal, well- cast in this redundant, reminiscent, lethal version of “Groundhog Day”. Gyllenhaal has a quiet, intelligent sensitivity that lends legitimacy and believability to his characters; plus an energizing eyeful in the leading man category. Monaghan proves substantive, alluring and the perfect foil for the mission.
Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”) and Jeffrey Wright (“Angels in America”) are the enforcer and creator of the code; acting skills prevalent, but impoverished in these roles.
Being a firm believer in scientific progression (Tuesday’s New York Times Science Section always vastly informative), experimentation, resurrection of the dead (with the exception of the lauded savior, a headliner in the New Testament) has yet to be improved upon. Second chances, forecasting the apocalypse, reversing a tsunami are fantastical technological visions, quests yet to be realized.
You will not be bored, but you would be better served, entertained, challenged by seeing “Trust” (previously reviewed) or “Desert Flower” (soon to be reviewed).
The source and the code are too oblique to generate more than a few minutes of residency in the memory bank.
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!
Thanks for the review, will definitely skip this one. What would we do without your recommendations? Probably see a lot of bad films!!!