Thursday, December 21, 2006

Movie - Deja Vu

Went to catch Deja Vu last week at GV Grand Great World City. The story starts off with an explosion on a New Orleans ferry which kills 541 people (mostly Navy people) and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is called in to investigate. He's then roped in to a new outfit by FBI Agent Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer, who seems to have put on a fair bit of weigh, remember him in Top Secret?) that is able to look into the actual past and try to determine who the terrorist is. Of cos they lie to him that they are using satellite imagery from 4 days ago and are not able to change anything. Doug's investigation eventually leads him to believe that the system is actually a time machine that can actually send items or people back into the past. The terrorist is identified as Carroll Oerstadt (Jim Caviezel), who was rejected by the Navy when he tried to sign up due to psychological problems and now he wants to prove his patriotism and punish the US government.

The movie is engaging and quite fast paced. The concept of time travel and its effects is a bit difficult to understand but you will realise why the ending has to be so. Its definitely not your usual action thriller movie.

I'll give it 4/5 rating

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