Becky and I went to see Next last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The Yahoo website at Next describes the movie as follows:
“Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which is a gift and a curse which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling “winnings.”
Next stars Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel and is a pretty cool science-fiction, action-adventure movie about a guy who can see his own future two minutes before things happen to him. That is until he meets the girl of his dreams and in order to save her is able to see further into the future than ever before.
The story is a bit like an episode of 24 in that there are terrorists that have a nuclear bomb and the FBI wants Cage’s character to find the weapon before the whacko’s blow up a city. He’s not really interested in their offer and a chase begins to try to catch him, along with the bad guys who want him dead before the FBI can use his nifty talent.
The acting and directing were good and the story was different, but at times it seemed a bit far fetched. We still thought it was worth the price of admission, especially if you use a coupon.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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