Film Review: Next

27 Apr

Plot: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) has a secret which is a gift and a curse which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling “winnings.” But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris (Julianne Moore) must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

Very predictable, and monotonous performances by the actors throughout – is it just me but Cage always looked hammered in his recent outings, and basically nothing really new to see here. I mean to have the Russians again play the role as terrorists to wipe out the whole of Los Angeles is just so outdated. Seriously, what were they thinking?

Next movie please. (Pun intended)

Next: 1/5

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3 Responses to “Film Review: Next”

  1. Marina April 30, 2007 at 3:11 am #

    Oh boy.I thought this was going to be bad but I was *hoping* for better.

  2. Simone April 30, 2007 at 4:01 am #

    The thing was I wasnt even planning to see it because I have already heard a few bad reviews but it was the only available film I can watch until Fracture, or I would of seen The Painted Veil instead.

  3. Charlene April September 25, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    jessica biel is ugly.

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