A lot of people say it was boring with no plot twists. Well they must of been watching a different movie. First the ending was really unexpected and you don't see it coming. Second there was a LOT of suspense. You get so into the movie the time goes by very fast. The movie runs smoothly and I didn't see anything left out. And the way they use his ability to see into the future doesn't confuse, or get rid of suspense. The end of the movie what makes it great and no one saw it coming. The locations in the movie were all very cool too. The only complaint I had was in most of the car <more>
scenes, the actors aren't in a real car, and you can tell it's fake, but it's overall okay. I thought it was great and I recommend it. Go see it.
be NEXT in line for a great movie. (by DarkVulcan29)
What would you do if you could a few minutes in the future? How would you use this gift? That is what Nicolas Cage has to answer, he plays Cris Johnson, a Las Vegas magician, who everybody thinks he full of tricks, but he is not, Cris can see a few minutes in the future. Cris soon realizes that he is pursued by FBI agent Callie Ferris Julianne Moore and her team in hopes that he will help stop a bomb threat. He meets up with a beautiful young teacher Jessica Biel and they end up traveling together. But Will Cris help the FBI before it's too late. A well done movie it is up there with <more>
Deja Vu 2006 , it had great action and great effects, and not to mention great performances by Cage, Moore, and Biel. You'll hang on every moment, cause this film has you pinned down to your seat every second.
We got to see an Early screening of Next on Wednesday night. I do not want to spoil it, so i will be brief,except to say that it was great! Most of the people in the theaterseemed to enjoy it. It was adventurous, funny at times,and Jessica Biel gave a great, very natural performance. Some of the scenery was very pretty. It has a fantastic ending. WE liked it very much, it is a definite go see film. Nicolas Cage was excellent in his role as Cris Johnson. He did a great job in his performance. It was interesting to see Alice Kim his wife playing a very small role in the film. She did a good job <more>
and seemed to be having a good time doing it. Julianne Moore is great as usual. All in all a very entertaining film.
I completely disagree with the last review. This movie is one of the best action movies I've seen in a while. The action is not overwhelming, and all the scenes are well done. The best part of all is that, unlike most movies these days, the previews don't give away every good scene. Given, the previews give away almost all of the entire plot, but we are talking about the same author who wrote Minority Report. So, why not a 10? The only downside would have to be that some of the acting is not as good as you would hope. Jessica Biel is not unconvincing as a love interest, but she's <more>
not entirely convincing. The plot is somewhat predictable, but there are surprises. Don't forget, this is an ACTION film. Not a romantic comedy; not a love story. It serves its point as an action film, and it serves it well. Very well, indeed.
I saw this movie on sale for a bargain £3. I had never heard of it, but Nicholas Cage is usually watchable, Lee Tamahori did the brilliant Once Were Warriors and the 'look 2 minutes into the future' Macguffin sounded intriguing enough; so I bought it and put it in the DVD player after dinner for myself and the wife to watch.It was really good and kept us both on the edge of our seats until the end the ending was also very clever IMHO .Actually the best movie along maybe with Watchmen that I've seen this year.I imagine the pitch was something like 'Groundhog Day meets Die <more>
Hard', but for once they more or less pulled it off.They could have had a love interest with less of an age gap but I assume Jessica Biel is there for eye candy not acting reasons and the plot is a bit silly at times, but Cage plays it with just the right amount of 'tongue in cheek' as a lead in a paranormal action romance and compared with the last movie I sat and watched with my wife the third Mummy which is in a similar genre I suppose, this is in a different class.I can't really understand why so many folks give this really low ratings. Maybe it's real hard core action guys who dislike it, and it's probably not for them - but really this came as a very pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.
This Is Awesome!!! Do NOT Listen To The Naysayers Who Can't Understand This Film! (by Elswet)
I'll start this review by saying that this work will NOT be everyone's cup of tea. It is what my good friend DragonChylde calls a "niche film," and that analogy fits as good as any. What that means is that there is a small corner of the audience-mill who will love and appreciate it for what it is. Only those in a "niche" audience will "get" this film.If you are into science fiction, political thrillers, pseudo-sciences, or paranormal studies, then you will more than likely highly enjoy this work. Otherwise, the plot twists, the time shifts, and the story <more>
itself may be a bit too much for you to take in all at once. On average, it takes the casual viewer two viewings to understand the plot, so if you did not "get" this movie, give it a second viewing. You may come out a fan of this work.Cage portrays a man who can see two minutes into the future except where one strange woman is concerned. Two minutes may not seem like a long time, but if you've ever instantly regretted a decision, two minutes is more than ample time to have taken it back, acted differently, or saved the situation.I've been working with temporal theory for years, so of course I was highly interested in this work. I find the descriptions used herein, the portrayals, and demonstrations of how things work, to be en par with many of the higher theories I work with.Cage's performance is exemplary as usual , and while I have never considered Jessica Biel a serious actress, I may, if she continues contributing performances such as the one exhibited herein. I am withholding my judgment until I see where she goes after this.All in all, if you are a fan of the genres/areas listed at the beginning of this review, you will most likely find this work highly intriguing and vastly entertaining. If not, you probably won't "get it." Most did not, or this work would have a much higher score than it does.I loved it, and can't WAIT to own it on DVD. I'm sure this review will not be found "helpful," as most people couldn't understand it and will not like being told they lack the intelligence to do so.It rates an 8.9/10 from...the Fiend :.
Good. Not cheesy, Not overblown. Just pretty darn good. (by BroadswordCallinDannyBoy)
Cris Johnson has the ability to see 2 minutes into his own future. He works a low-level magic act in Las Vegas with this secret ability and also makes money gambling. However, an FBI Agent sees his uncanny ability to foresee the immediate future and tries to get him to foil a terrorist plot.The basic plot outline above isn't wholly exciting and can initially smell of outdated Cold War plot lines. And seeing that it is in the hands of Hollywood in the form of big budget action vehicle it will definitely turn many viewers off. The recent highly contrived sci-fi action movie "Deja <more>
Vu" is also another potential unfair strike against this movie. But, be clear of doubt, this film is actually good and it succeeds in being intriguing and not cheesy at the same time - completely unlike the "Deja Vu." "Next" leaves a lot to the audience's imagination and certain things are there just for you to accept on the basis that this is a movie - no lengthy pseudo-science speeches here. The movie also makes very good use of computer effects - there aren't many and the few that there are, aren't awful looking like director Lee Tamahori's last feature "XXX: The State of the Union." Johnson's clairvoyance is shown in a clever way and the story takes several nice turns. There is the stock Hollywood romantic angle here, but cheesiness is mercifully spared as it is not over done, but actually played out humorously in certain scenes.Then the kicker is the ending, which I dare not give away, and it is a real breath of fresh air. It leaves you a lot to think about and that ultimately ends this film with, not a bang which many people might expect from a big-budget action-fest. No, definitely not a bang, but a hum. That hum will stay with you for a while after you finish watching as you think about what happened and what may still happen. --- 8/10Rated PG-13 for violence
Next is one of those films that requires a second viewing. There's a lot going on and the plot doubles back on itself multiple times. Granted, there are some plot holes and some motivations are suspect, but overall it tends to entertain and keep you going more often than not.Nicolas Cage plays Cris Johnson, a man who can see two minutes into the future and predict what will happen. The problem is that the future constantly shifts and every action will change the next future. The fact that he can only see up to 2 minutes ahead also limits him somewhat. It does however help greatly in his <more>
magic career as a Las Vegas showman. It also helps when playing small time gambling. Unfortunately, it has gotten the attention of the FBI who want Cris to help them stop a Russia nuclear bomb from being detonated on American soil.As I said, there's a lot of backtracking in the story, which may serve to confuse some but is really important to the storyline. Cage turns in a great performance as the slightly eccentric seeming Cris. Julianne Moore is fine as a hard nosed FBI agent and Jessica Biel does all she can with a somewhat thankless role as the love interest.Overall, I really enjoyed Next. It's a fun sci-fi film that is the perfect start of the summer season.
Remember the Future in a Great Action Movie (by claudio_carvalho)
When a group of terrorists threatens to explode a nuclear weapon in Los Angeles, FBI agent Callie Ferris Julianne Moore sees in the Las Vegas magician and smalltime crook Cris Johnson a.k.a. Frank Cadillac Nicolas Cage the hope to find where the device is hidden. Cris has the ability to foresee and change his future up to two minutes ahead, but is not receptive to the government proposal afraid of the experiments he was submitted when he was a child. While escaping from FBI, Cris meets the gorgeous Liz Cooper Jessica Biel in a cafeteria and he recalls that he had dreamed on her. Liz <more>
offers a lift to Cris and they immediately fall in love for each other. But agent Ferris wants to force Cris to help her at any cost while Liz is abducted by the terrorists."Next" is one of the best action movies I have recently seen, with an excellent and unpredictable story of the awesome Philip K. Dick; gripping screenplay with many twists that inclusive provides a hook for a possible sequel; and fine performances of three of my favorite contemporary actors and actresses: the sensational Nicolas Cage, the wonderful Julianne Moore and the sweet Jessica Biel. I really liked a lot the hilarious sequence when Cris is "studying" the best way to approach to Liz in the restaurant. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "O Vidente" "The Fortuneteller"