Twelve Monkeys (1995)

“There’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s only popular opinion. ” – Jeffrey Goines

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 Times (Theater in ’95, 18 Jun 2008 and 23 Jan 2018)

Brief Synopsis – In the near future, a man is sent back in time to try and stop a deadly virus from being released and destroying most of humanity.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of good sci-fi time travel stories and this film does a great job of giving us such a story.

Terry Gilliam is an interesting director because most of his films are completely crazy, but this film in particular has an interesting method to this madness.

Loved the way that this film keeps us trying to guess what is truly going on because the main character played by Bruce Willis isn’t always quite sure himself of everything that is happening.

The way that this film deals with time travel and its consequences is great because they do have a very interesting stance on it all.

They also do their best the entire time to try and keep things as understandable as the story moves along.

I really enjoyed the idea that the people of the future are constantly trying to decipher and understand things that happened in the past and the theme constantly keeps returning to the same points over and over.

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Brad Pitt, but he is also quite good here because he also plays a completely insane character.

Bottom Line – As with most Gilliam films, this borders on the line of craziness but if you pay close attention, you will easily notice a method to this madness. Willis is great here because it’s hard to figure out his character since he himself is confused the whole time. Pitt is also quite good here because he plays a completely insane character. Loved the way that they deal with time travel and its future consequences and they do their best to keep it all understandable as things move forward.  Loved the idea of how people in the future constantly try to understand the past and that is a recurring theme here. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Terry Gilliam was afraid that Brad Pitt wouldn’t be able to pull off the nervous, rapid speech. He sent him to a speech coach but in the end he just took away Pitt’s cigarettes, and Pitt played the part exactly as Gilliam wanted. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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