Sunday, January 8, 2012

Next (2007)




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THE PLOT (4 stars - Below Average)
Psychic Cris (Cage) is hunted by authorities to help track down terrorists.  This is an adaptation to Philip K. Dick's sci-fi story "The Golden Man".  Film goes shabby, probably because, it focuses more on the actor rather than the character.

THE PERFORMANCE (5 stars - Average)
Cage is too old for this but still manages to be on top and cool about it.  Talented co-stars Moore and Biel, tries to pull-off their parts but the lack of depth on their characters can’t able to save it.

THE PRODUCTION (4 stars - Below Average)
Props-wise, it looks constrained.  What's left eye-catching are the beautiful cinematic shots of San Bernardino Mountains, California.  The rest, like special effects and stunts are in moderate scale or less.  When I summarized it, film looks like a “B” movie.



OVERALL SCORE
(4 + 5 + 4) / 3 = 4.33
4/10 points = Below Average



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Rovi
     = 2.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Derek Armstrong)
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (based on 7 users)

2.  Amazon
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on 174 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = C+ (based on 499 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 2.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by David Dylan Thomas)
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on users)

5.  IMDB
     = 6.1/10.0 stars (based on 53,505 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = 42/100 points (based on 23 critics)
     = 5.3/10.0 points (based on 32 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 47/100 (based on critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 2.5/10.0 stars (based critics)
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on 133 users)

9.  RottenTomatoes
     = 28/100 points (based on 128 critics)
     = 59/100 points (based on 316,678 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = C- (based on 9 critics)
     = B- (based on 6,748 users)



THE GIST
We’ve seen a lot of these sci-fi ideas and so far, there’s nothing new to offer here.  Plus, the ending is a bit disappointing, seems it has been cut short.  :(



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE
"Here's the thing about the future,

everytime you look at it,

it changes..."
- Cris Johnson




2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER
"Unnecessary" Boyfriend



3.  TEASER SCENE
video
- Saving the enemy



4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video



5.  NUMBER TRACKER 

Production Budget                          $70.0 M
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Domestic Gross           $18.2 M
Foreign Gross              $57.9 M
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Worldwide Gross                            $76.1 M
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Profit                                              $6.1 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Razzie Awards, USA
Nominated:                  - Worst Actor (Nicolas Cage)
                                   - Worst Supporting Actress (Jessica Biel)

Teens Choice Awards, USA
Nominated:                  - Choice Movie Actress:  Horror/Thriller
                                      (Jessica Biel)







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