The Traveler Reviews
There are some funny moments but these aren't intentional and come about due to either bad effects, bad acting or both. Val Kilmer looks thoroughly bored throughout and has the look of somebody who knows his career has seen much better days.
Not long ago (as I write this, anyway), I did a capsule review of a Glenn Ciano movie called Inkubus, with Robert Englund as the titular creature, who walks into a police station and confesses to a litany of crimes, then basically dares the cops to arrest him. Sound familiar? It probably should if you've seen The Traveler, released the year before, with Val Kilmer in the Robert Englund role. Nothing Satanic about this one, though (spoiler alert! well, kinda, if you didn't pick up on the title), but otherwise there are enough similarities between the two that more than once while I was watching this, which I saw a couple of months after Inkubus, I wondered if Ciano was familiar with Oblowitz' film; I wouldn't go so far as to call Inkubus a Traveler mockbuster, but the line's pretty thin there. The Traveler gets a slightly higher rating because Joseph Muscat, turning in his first feature screenplay, put a bit more thought into the characters; they're Chinet(TM) instead of cardboard, but still. **
"I got a funny feeling this guy aint a holiday spirit."-Dep. Jack Hawkens
Cops are sworn to protect society (even the nobodies) and in doing so there a procedure that must be followed. Police brutality infuriates me. When officers start thinking they are above the law, they cross that thin line and become exactly what they are supposed to be fighting against, a criminal. With that said, the ending sucked and the movie was to long.
"He who is without sin, cast the first stone."-Mr. Nobody (Val Kilmer)