I will tell you all now that I am a Ben Affleck fan and have always been, any one who stars in Kevin Smith movies is cool with me. Add in that I am a huge fan of Uma Thurman and you are giving me a movie I should like rather easily. Now I know the obvious jokes against this movie are they only did the film for the name of it [get it]. But there is actually something to this film and I do like it. It also helps that a man who knows how to shoot an action film was at the helm, John Woo.
The film follows Ben's character on his quest to find out who he is, that is of course after everything he knew has been erased by his former boss. The thing is he seems to have left himself some clues and tips along the way. Along with some items that e just may need including when he comes out of it. So now he is on the run from every one he knows [or at least thinks he knew] and only has one friend he can truly depend on. Add in a girl he may or may not have had a thing with and you have one crazy flick.
This is by no means a classic but it can be a fun film in all honesty, I know some hate it but I liked it. People tend to hate on this movie it seems because of Ben Affleck or something but to be honest I kinda liked him in this. To be honest this is his type of flick, a big budget with love story thrown in movie. I of course went into this mainly because of John Woo so I knew at least the action would be good. For the most part I was right as the film is entertaining and to be honest I kinda like the story.
Uma Thurman as always is fun to watch and I think unlike others she was a good match up with Ben, I don't know maybe the Tarantino and Kevin Smith fan in me. Still I don't want to give away much if you haven't seen this but for this type of flick it was pretty good. Be sure to put the brain away and just get ready for a John Woo action film with some Sci-Fi thrown in.
Formula: take an OK story snippet that involves enough sci-fi buzzing sounds and light effects, give it to John Woo with a huge production budget, add Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Michael C. Hall (each of whom is far superior to the tacky script and tired body shenanigans), add a very loud and noisy score by Paul Horn, James McKee Smith, John Powell and John Ashton Thomas, and mix it with tired contrived gimmicks that perhaps at one point in time were meant … more
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The brainy, paranoid science fiction of writer Philip K. Dick has inspired one visionary classic (Blade Runner) and two above-average action movies (Total RecallandMinority Report).Paycheckaspires to follow in their footsteps: An engineer (Ben Affleck,Chasing Amy) routinely agrees to have his memory erased after every job so that he doesn't know what he's done. But after the biggest job of his life, he discovers that not only has he refused a $90 million paycheck, he's sent himself an envelope full of things he doesn't recognize--and he doesn't remember doing any of this. As he unravels the plot, he discovers he's also fallen in love (with Uma Thurman,Kill Bill) and invented a dangerous device for his former boss (Aaron Eckhart,Erin Brockovich). Affleck is bland, the script ruins a cunning idea, and the direction--from the normally dynamic John Woo (Face/Off)--plods along, aimless and bored.--Bret Fetzer