ONE thing I would like to warn the parents was that some scenes would scare your kids below 5 years old (being chased by penguin predators). So please take note.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman
HE knows he is going to die but since it is his fate so he goes for it. We cant compare this with the christians believes about Jesus Christ died on the cross to save mankind and on the 3rd day he came back and risen to sky.
BUT.... OK back to the story, not a typical Will Ferrell movie, this time HE is a boring routine guy doing the same things everyday for 12 years, and one day he met a girl (Maggie), a client of his profession. BUT BUT, it is actually the set up by a fiction writer (Emma) of which Will's life follows her story line. At first he was hesitant to go any further with Maggie, until the university professor (Dustin) told him it is his fate, it will happen no matter what.
So he continues with the relationship with this girl. But this writer is going to make him die while performing a bravely act of saving a LIFE (she has killed 8 other persons all in her 8 novels). As this guy is now very in love with this girl he wishes to change his destiny of NOT dying.
So he went to see this writer. But the writer handed him the finished pages and the draft of the ending and asked him to decide himself. AFTER reading the ending he determined that he would carry on as written. HE was then being hit by a bus while he tried save a boy and was bleeding and near death, NOW it was the writer's decision DID she want to change the ending???
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, need not to say they are both brilliant actor and actress with excellent acting skill, Will Ferrell stopped his overacted facial expression, but his role was a boring guy he only needed to lock his eye bows, zip his mouth, and stop moving his face.
To my surprise Maggie Gyllenhaal only appeared in very few scenes but she really lighted up the movie, she can be candidate for best supporting actress in many prize nominations. Before ending I must point out the director Marc Forster was the main reason that attracted me to see this movie. He has had several serious movies in the past and reportedly he won the job among some 20 or more directors.
Related blog(s): Stranger Than Fiction 離奇過小說
時凶感應 Deja Vu --Time line theory, alter the past change the future???
Starring: Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg
IF you were not prepared for the time line theory, this movie would be too complicated for YOU. This movie was playing the TIME line theory. Would the change in the past alter the outcome in the futures, or it was the destiny the fate that nobody could change. ONE could only change the path the procedure the way but the end result would still be the same??? This movie exploring these questions.
Denzel Washington is an ATF local agent in New Orleans he was recruited by the FBI to investigate a TERRORIST explosion killing over 500 people. The FBI told him they had a satellite surveillance system to capture the visual images and audio conversations of the whole city, but it took FOUR and a Half days to process the files so the earliest they could see was 4 1/2 days history. But actually the FBI had a time machine that can focus on each person each scene at their discretion but only FOUR and half days apart in the past because of the tech limitations.
NOW with this machine they traced the terrorist down and finally made the arrest. BUT can they use this machine to change the past and will the change alter the end result or just changing the path, and/ or STOP the explosion???? So, first they tried to send a note to Denzel in the past to warn him about the terrorist explosion. But it was being picked up by Denzel 's partner instead, and his partner did go to stop the terrorist but got shot. So Denzel must go back in the time to stop the crime himself. Can he change the ending????
The movie story telling goes very fast and jumping between the present and the past at the first half telling how they located the terrorist and captured him. Then in the second half when Denzel was being sent back to the past to kill the terrorist before the explosion. But Future Denzel who travelled back in time was being killed when he drove the pickup truck with bomb into the RIVER, then would the other Denzel of that time frame still be alive THERE????
Story was excellent and put the audience hanging in suspense, action also exciting, but don't expect too much acting as it was not a drama. Must go to see this movie if you were a die hard fans about time travelling and time line theory. People who like to use their brain when watching movies you are also invited.
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