You cannot change the past nor the future. I repeat; you cannot change the past nor the future. Even when you can, the question bear to be asked is whether it is ethical. Do you actually wanna play God? Do you wanna change the course of live? If so, will you do it? Think again.
After an explosion of a ferry in New Orleans, an ATF agent named Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) investigates the crime. An FBI agent Andrew Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer) is impressed with his skills, ask him to join the FBI Investigation. Agent Doug Carlin discovers that the FBI has a technology to develop a time machine. When a woman named Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton) becomes a victim, he will try anything to help her and find the terrorist (Jim Cavaziel) who is responsible. Directed by Tony Scott.
Did I just blow the whole summary to you? I am so sorry, but I have no choice because the basic storyline is like that. If you watched "Back To The Future" trilogy, you might as well already understand. The basic storyline is the same, although a bit more grim. Full of time paradoxes, which during the course of the movie I kept shaking my head in disbelief. I really hate a preaching time travel movie, which I think this movie is all about. The whole morality for the greater good, and the choices that we make. Please, spare me the whole sermon. Time travelling can be interesting if it done properly, and I might enjoyed it. But unfortunately, I didn't. The movie feels flat and many annoying characters, especially Mr.Know-It-All Denzel Washington character. I didn't care about the characters, it seems wasted.
I think the best performances were actually coming from Jim Cavaziel and Paula Patton. Both of them gave the intensity and the vulnerability of their characters. But Denzel Washington... Look closely, and you can see the same persona, same acting and reacting, and same influences and events in this movie that you see in almost everything else Denzel is in. He is the star, up against an incalculable amount of adversity and stress, including most of the other characters around him. But, as always, his character's ego is big enough to take care of the problem. And it's annoying. I don't care how people like him, I just don't. I'm sorry. To me, he's not suppose to be in this movie. This movie is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, so I know the movie supposed to be a fun thriller. But Denzel Washington is not capable of being in a fun movie. He's good in a drama movie. Stick with it. And as for the movie itself? So many plot holes, I can't begin to tell you which one. Overall, if you are easy to entertain, give it a try.
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