March 7, 2011 by DJ Elroy
Anyone see it?
It was a distant second at the box office over the weekend (‘Rango’ was on top with almost double the ticket sales), and I think once word of mouth catches up the movie will slowly die and be forgotten. It just wasn’t that good. Not bad, but it fell short of the hype.
One critic said it was just as intriguing as ‘Inception’. It wasn’t.
The premise is interesting: David Norris (Matt Damon) accidentally sees “behind” the scenes to the people that make sure fate stays on track. But when they warn him away from the girl he is “destined” to be with (Emily Blunt) he fights to change “the plan”. He must choose between being with the girl he loves and his (and her) dreams. It could’ve went somewhere new and exciting. But it didn’t. The plot and the characters weren’t developed enough to make it a rich experience. And the whole idea of the “Bureau” and “The Chairman” were left intentionally vague in order to somehow fit into everyone’s’ beliefs. And you know what happens when you try to please everyone, right?
Wait for the Redbox on this one.