Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tony Scott directed Top Gun. That's pretty much all you need to know.
Deja Vu riffs on the whole Minority Report type affair, "can you stop a crime that's already happened?". Denzel Washington, who to be honest I'm not really a fan of, I find him smarmy to the extreme, but funnily enough that smarm works very very well in this one, he lays on the Denzel smile and lip smacking to quite good comedy effect.
The whole idea behind this is there's a bloody big explosion on a boat and Denzel plays and ATF (no, not Anti-Terrorist Force, (something), Tobacco and Firearms) agent (I'm sure there's someone ticking off a list of government agencies) who is there to investigate.
Cue the trademark Tony Scott homo-erotic undertones.
Say Hi to Val Kilmer from the FBI, who likes Denzel and his boss likes him too. They've got this top secret experimental cctv-esque thing going on. Denzel in the meantime has had a couple of clues sent his way reference to some woman somewhere.
He goes to the project and it turns out that it ain't no CCTV, that can actually see stuff that's already happened... little bit of time paradox stuff... cue me saying "like to see how they tie that up"... moments later it's tied up in quite a clever way. They did a very good job of dealing with the nightmare of the whole time paradox thing, there's a couple of holes left at the end, but the way they get there is bloody entertaining.
What's eating me about this review is that I felt the need to write more about this than Spider-Man 3!! WTF?!
Deja Vu is no masterpiece but it's bloody good fun.
Deja Vu - 8/10