USA / English
"If you can see the future, you can save it.
"A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.
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
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 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
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.
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