Deja Vu review by Rosie

Dj Vu

Im watching a movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that is full of massive, over-the-top explosions, dangerous car chases and loud gun fights is this dj vu?

Im watching a movie in which Denzel Washington plays a smarter-than-everyone-around-him investigator who begins to suspect that there is something bigger going on with his current case and wont rest until he uncovers the truth I really feel like this might be dj vu.

Im watching a movie starring Val Kilmer that was made this decade ok, this is probably not dj vu.

Well, even though Im not experiencing it, I am watching it. Dj Vu takes viewers along on a trip to the universal convergence point of loud noises, shiny things, muddled logic and predictability. Denzel Washington stars as ATF agent Doug Carlin, who gets swept up in a world of high-tech secrecy when an investigation into a ferry bombing leads to an investigation of a womans murder leads to the discovery that the government has a top secret lab where they have accidentally figured out how to bend the fabric of time and see directly into the past. (Pretty formulaic, if you ask me).

Even though the marketers did a decent job of hyping up the whole, If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare for the truth., gimmick, trust me Im not giving anything away here by telling you these things. Mostly because there is nothing to give away. Despite its title, Dj Vu has very little at all to do with the actual phenomenon of dj vu. If anything its more about looking into the past and spying on people and sometimes they kind of feel like theyre being watched, but mostly not. Im guessing they just decided it sounded cooler in the ads to go with Denzel Washington in (fffffwhip-thud) Dj Vu. than, Denzel Washington in (fffffwhip-thud) Looking into the past and spying on people and sometimes they kind of feel like theyre being watched, but mostly not. Personally, I dont agree, but its their movie.

But since they did pick this path, I have to say that for a movie that purports to blow up the myth of coincidences, it sure benefits from a lot of them. Like the fact that the bad guy (James Caviezel) just happens to also be a modern day philosopher, who likes to expound on the unchangeable nature of destiny - even though he doesnt even know about their secret time-ray camera thingy. Boy is he in for surprise! Or like when Carlin tries teleporting himself back in time and lands right in a fully staffed hospital room with all the equipment they would need to revive his shocked body. Phew!

In the end (or is it the beginning? Ooooh.), Dj Vu just tries to hard to be smarter than it is and ends up looking really, really dumb. None of their time-space relationship theories about the repercussions of meddling in the past make any sense and, even by their own Crayola-logic, the outcomes that happen dont make sense. Though, no matter how confusing it may be at any other point, the outcome could not have been more predictable. Or maybe Ive just seen it before. Whoa, dude




3 out of 10 Jackasses
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