My mom and I have been on a Johnny Depp trip, so the next film on our list was Nick of Time. I watched it the other day and I have to say that I was so excited throughout the film, not to mention, it also stars one of the coolest actors ever, Chrisopher Walken! But the ending just left me with tons and tons of questions, my mom was just as puzzled. I just thought that while it’s a good movie, it just lacked the rest of the story. It forgot to mention what happened to the characters and why they had motives. Also, I didn’t like the way they developed Depp’s character, why should I care about him so much? Just because he has a daughter doesn’t mean he’s a good person that I have to love or root for. Thank goodness they picked a likable actor though, other wise the story would have never worked.
Gene Watson is walking with his daughter, we learn that his soon to be ex-wife died, but his day is about to get a thousand times worse when he is taken by who appears to be a cop. Mr. Smith, the cop, tells him that he has to kill a woman or he and his partner will kill his daughter. Lucky for Gene, the woman he’s supposed to kill is the governor! Gene does whatever he can to get out of the situation, but its going to be more difficult when he finds out that almost everyone is involved in this attempt to assassinate.
Nick of Time is over all a decent thriller, but it didn’t necessarily excite me, I was a bit disappointed with the way they “developed” the characters and how it ended. It just left me with an empty feeling and a lot of questions. I love Christopher and Johnny so much and I really don’t want to dislike this movie, but sometimes I guess the actors just get stuck with a bad director. Just the story needs some work, I wouldn’t really recommend the movie though, it’s just alright, I probably won’t see it again though.