- Writers: Gary Goldman, and Jonathan Hensleigh
- Directed by : Lee Tamahori
- Running time: 1 hr 36 mins.
- Cameo by : Peter Falk
- Rated: PG-13
Go see “Next”
I really was pleasantly surprised by this film. I totally enjoyed it. I have a special place in my heart for heroes that aren’t bullet proof, but have a gift that they make the most of.
The way the heroin was handled in this movie truly sets it apart. The character Chris is used to having to trust his instincts, but when Liz overrules her head and follows her heart I cheered out loud. A movie should be about that one time when the major character didn’t live from their jaded side, but instead took a gamble on what might bring them true happiness. In that vain this movie has an epic feel. She trusts him and he fights for her with everything he has. Awesome movie!
What about the PG-13” Rating?
Mostly for violent sequences. Not really a big deal. This film is probably just barely a PG-13. There’s a lot of gun play but not much gore.
What if I hate Nicolas Cage?
I personally love Cage as an actor. I think he’s brilliant, but I created this category because many popular actors aren’t popular in every demographic. They are liked by women but not young men or vise versa. Some just rub you the wrong way.
This is a standard Nick Cage movie. If you like him you’ll like the film. If you don’t like him he’ll annoy you. There are two films by Cage that I would call, “see them anyway films” one is Con Air and the other is leaving Los Vegas. I don’t even recommend Leaving Los Vegas to everyone-it’s a tough film to see with lots of excessive sex scenes, but it is a different role.
“There are many gifts but one Spirit…” There is a big difference between prognostication and prophesy, but when we see Hollywood address super powers they very often speak to troubles we face with our own unique gifting. As a single guy, learning to live in all that God has for me the question arises how does the future Mrs. Bunch fit into the picture. How will she enhance my life and what decisions are responsible to make considering her. This movie really got me thinking.