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not favored by many, but a good flick

  • Dec 19, 2008
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Kris Johnson (Nicholas Cage) is a magician in a two-bit act in a Las Vegas Casino, who has the ability to see two minutes into the future. He uses his 'skill' to be a magician and to beat casinos at blackjack. He is pursued by the FBI, who wants his help in tracking a group that is trying to smuggle a nuclear weapon into the USA. The group that is trying to smuggle it in is also after him, to silence him and whatever he might know. Along the way he meets Liz (Jessica Biel) who befriends him and they take off into the US Southwest.
He is captured by the FBI and reluctantly agrees to help them, as the terrorists have kidnapped Liz, in an effort to draw him out. This leads him to Los Angeles, where radiological sensors indicate the bomb already is. The movie is full of interesting special effects and twists on how he uses his power to avoid getting killed or injured.

Next is a pretty simple movie made interesting only because of the frequent use of flash-backs and flash-forwards as a result of the unusual yet amazing talent of its main character Cris played by Nicolas Cage. Therefore: the movie does have a few surprises and, against all odds, the ending is quite nice too.

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review by . November 16, 2008
... remember that I warned you not to.     You don't need to be clairvoyant to predict that this movie isn't going to win any Academy Awards. Nicolas Cage continues his string of sub-par performances; Julianne Moore doesn't have enough plot to wrap her acting chops around, and Jessica Biel is still waiting for the spark to ignite the non-existent chemistry between her character and the leading man.     If she'd had sense she'd run away   From Cage's …
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