Monday, July 16, 2007

The Final Cut - DVD Review

Well, this weekend's DVD rental was better than my last pick (The Fountain) but it had some flaws. The Final Cut, a bit of a sci fi thriller, explores an interesting and creative concept:
"Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger."
But Williams is miscast and his nemesis Fletcher, played by James Caviezel, isn't developed as a character. The movie seemed like a good idea and raises issues like regret, repentance, and redemption, but it never got around to a conclusion. It was like a short story that should have been a novella. If you have nothing else to watch, give it a shot, reflect on your own mortality, and then move on to another movie.
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