Conversations about wormholes and the space-time continuum melt my synapses easily after 3 mins. I did manage to stay with this film for the whole 121 minutes but not without a modicum of mental anguish. Déjà vu is a ‘fast-paced, action-packed thriller’ but the characters are just two-dimensional. The theory that the universe has three dimensions of space and one dimension of time is ultimately more intriguing.
may be quite the Tony Scott nostalgia, but I was overwhelmed with its editing density and its exponentiated affect images last night. of course it touches quite a few things quite abrasively, but at any moment there's so much film grammar going on, that one cannot be unhappy.
The action scenes in this were kind of cool - the explosions were huge, and they looked real. The time travel plot is horrible in a "it seriously doesn't make sense" way, but overall, the movie kept my attention. Could've been a modern classic if they made the plot fit together properly.
Fantastic visuals (I can get onboard with Ignatiy's notion of Tony Scott as a painterly filmmaker) and some great variations on the time travel premise (love the car chase sequence), but the the film fails to follow its own logic through to the bleak ending it clearly demanded. See LA JETÉE for how it should have ended.
Uses two legitimate scientific theories to explain the inherent paradoxes of time travel and kind of pulls it off if you fill in the planks and combine the two. If only it had the bleak ending it deserved (and which would have made more sense), it might be really great. Still, one of Scott's best films. 3.5