Saturday, December 09, 2006

Deja Vu

A phrase that is borrowed right from the pages of the French language meaning "already seen".
I saw the movie tonight going in with certain assumptions of how the movie was going to play out based on the trailers. Delightfully surprised, I was quite wrong. The movie leaves you with a "wow, isn't this a standard movie plot" feel but gives you a taste more on the side of what all the details are going into that and you're too distracted with all the intricacies to bother giving a damn of how overused the concept is. Tony Scott also redeems himself somewhat because the last movie I saw that he directed was Domino. He also didn't overuse editing effects a la Tony Scott so that is a nice breath of fresh air. Instead he goes more into special effects with cameras, which is a different direction that has given a light into his overused "blown out" feel with bright yellows and greens, and having some noisy images and erratic cuts.

I give the movie a 8.5/10. I think the ending could have been crafted with a little more dialogue, but it's still good.

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