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Numerous plot holes and poorly motivated characters prevent Next from being the thought-provoking sci-fi flick it could've been.
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This busy sci-fi thriller often seems like a page full of equations rendered meaningless by an early misplaced decimal point.
Another failed attempt to bring Dick's deliriously paranoid mind-set to the screen.
A schlocky mix of bad special effects and worse Cage hairdos.
Once you know the rules, it's hardly worth playing. Especially when you find out you've been tricked.
Colossal waste of time.
Late in the movie, Cris shouts at a bad guy, 'I've seen every possible ending here. None of them are good for you.' It's as if he's talking to the audience, and alas, he's right.
The concept behind it is fine, but the execution is terrible.
Tamahori and the phalanx of writers implode Dick's intriguing premise into a pedantic thriller.
Nobody said this had to be great art, but why couldn't it be a satisfying thrill machine?
It's debatable whether Cage's supernatural ability is any more interesting than his strange coiffure.
Predictable Cage sci-fi tale may entertain teens.
Someone that can change the future like Cage does here is a bit like Superman, but without any Kryptonite . . .
Nick Cage helms this thriller with a supernatural twist in that he plays a dude (Californian accent and all) able to see into the future for 2, count 'em, 2 minutes. Everything happens at once: some international bad guys get a atomic bomb into the U.S., the FBI decide this dude can help 'em find it, just as he runs into "the girl of his dreams". Cue the car chase, the helicopter chase, the explosions, random numbers of people dying in shootouts, etc., etc., etc., = typical Hollywood thriller. It doesn't make sense cause it doesn't have to. Who are you to question, lowly ticket holder?! Eat your popcorn and behold Nicky's black dyed Californian surfer locks! Peter Falk wanders through the middle of the film simply happy to be on the set. Kind of a guilty pleasure. Julianne Moore has a coupla scenes running ... worth the price of admission alone.
Chris Johnson was born with the ability to see two minutes into his own future but chose to hide it in an attempt to lead a "normal" life, until FBI agent Julianne Moore decides that he is her best chance of foiling a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear weapon in California. Next is a fairly generic sci-fi actioner based on an interesting premise taken from yet another Philip K. Dick story, but the upshot is that it's 24 with Hiro from Heroes standing in for Jack Bauer. There are a couple of flaws in the logic of the plot; the reason why Jessica Biel's pretty and pretty irrelevant character alters his ability and who the terrorists are and what it was they hoped to achieve are both completely ignored. What is left though is an entertaining action flick that ticks all the no-brainer boxes. Essentially it's just a superhero film without the tights but thanks to some well executed set pieces and direction with a modicum of flair it's a fun way to spend an hour and a half if you're not in the mood for anything too taxing.
Bad acting + bad plot = bad sci-fi(-ish) movie.
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