Deja Vu has two of my favorite actors in it- Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer. Only one of them gets all the fun- Denzel. Val has lines, but not much depth to his character. That the character seems so unlike many of his other characters means he did a good job. The script, alas, didn’t give him much to do. This was a vehicle for Denzel. Val also seems to be wearing the ‘fat packs’ again (he jokes about that in the commentary on Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang)
Deja Vu is a sci-fi action thriller set in modern times. After an act of terrorism in New Orleans. ATF agent Carlin seems to have a knack for sorting out evidence. He catches the eye of FBI agent Pryzwarra. But a woman who appears to be a victim of the bombing catches Carlin’s eye.
Soon Carlin is working on Pryzwarra’s secret project- they have the ability to see the past unfold like a live stream 4 days later. They want Carlin to help them sort out the clues to catch the killer. But Carlin wants to prevent the bombing, and save the girl.
Yes, a space-time continuum police movie. This opens tons of philosophical questions, which the movie isn’t really attempting to answer (much to Kilmer’s disappointment I’m sure). There seem to be some glitches in the plot as a result. But, the movie is interesting, and has a goodly amount of action. Unfortunately, it also has a bit of vouyerism as well. That was a tad predictable- but at least it wasn’t over the top. Yet, I think both of us were uncomfortable with it.
Aside from that, we both enjoyed the movie and not just because it got us out of the heat. This is good, because the CavWife is not big on sci-fi anything.