pretty novel film that engrosses you well enough that you don’t notice it’s longer than usual run-time. it’s got an unusual chase scene which reminded me of the mario kart time trials on snes. after you would race a track a few times a shadow of yourself would appear. essentially you would race against your past self. the film takes this concept and applies it to a chase between denzel and the bad guy. i don’t want to say much about the plot since it could be confusing and i don’t want to take away the mystery.
tony scott is making headway against his brother. ridley has made a couple duds lately and tony has, even with his bad films (like domino) at least been interesting. three of his best films have been with denzel. speaking of which, ridley is stealing him for a film called “american gangster” which comes out next year. not sure if there’s a rivalry, but there should be. tony is making some visually interesting films these days and his brother is unsure what he’s doing. kingdom of heaven was long and uninteresting. a good year looks like a piece of crap. i found gladiator and black hawk down to be overrated…you get the picture. tony uses a lot of movement in deja vu, perhaps to indicate the fluidity and ever-changing nature of life. this makes more sense if you’ve seen the film, so go ahead and do that.Watched in theater