Number of Times Seen – Twice (2 Jan 2011 and 22 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – An investigative reporter tries to uncover the mystery of a journal that a killer left behind that included a list of future victims.
My Take on it – Intriguing premise that just isn’t presented well enough.
The story does a great job mixing together genres, but contradicts its own science far too often to be more effective.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is a great actor, but he can’t portray this character in a more realistic fashion.
Neal McDonough is also a great actor, but isn’t menacing enough in his role to be believable and that hurts things far too much for there own good.
The plot moves along at a really nice pace, yet gets dragged down too much when they try and complicate things with a science fiction spin.
The story itself has so much more potential than is realized here and that’s quite a shame because they had the ability to make something so much more enjoyable and engaging, yet missed that opportunity which is quite a shame.
The editing is also a bit sloppy and they should have found ways to make the story more concise and instead add in some extraneous scenes and story threads that don’t really need to be there and just add to the confusion of it all.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A calendar shows that April 17, 2011 is a Saturday. It is actually Palm Sunday. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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