Nicholas Cage stars in a film called Next
as a fellow born with the ability to see into the future -- but
only two minutes ahead, and then only events that are directly
related to himself.
Fearing being treated as a fraud, he conceals
his talent as a second-rate magician named Frank Cadillac in
a second-rate Las Vegas casino.
There was a potential that the movie's
sleight of hand was working, but no one involved followed through
to exploit it.
In fact, this film has a twist that actually
made the whole audience groan.
By the time the movie was ending, I heard
noises like at a sporting event when the opposite team wins.
For myself, this was downhill all the way.
This is the second time this year that
Nicholas Cage has proved just how bad of an actor he can be,
and although this movie is beautifully directed and contains
some spectacular special effects, nothing can help the ludicrous
script about a man who can look two minutes into the future.
Will he stop the terrorist from nuking
L.A.? What do you think?
I found the first hour of this science
fiction time travel film to be interesting, with its gimmick
about a guy who can see two minutes into his own future, but
then the rest of the movie seemed to lose its edge and becomes
lazy in ways in which his powers are handled.
The picture fails to play by a consistent
set of rules and can't keep momentum and collapses under its