Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau [Review]

On Saturday, I went to see the Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. What I got was what I expected: a cheesy and predictable love story.

The trailer said it all. A man who stumbles upon the "Adjustment Bureau", an organization that dedicates itself on keeping people's predeclared fate on track, is told not to chase after the girl of his dreams. 

The movie concept was very original, from what I know about movies. But it seemed like it was trying to ride on the hype of Inception, in the sense that both are mind boggling and challenge you to think. The actors were perfect though, very convincing.

The movie itself wasn't very good though, as I said, the whole plot was pretty predictable. Aside from that, it seemed a little short and the ending felt rushed. Their problems were concluded much too quickly and easily. The action scenes were cool to watch, but there weren't many of them. Besides, the only "action" is chasing and running through magic doors. 

Near the end of the movie, one of the characters says "Assume everyone with a hat is a threat." or something like that. I couldn't help but think that this movie is telling the audience that well, everyone with a hat is part of the Adjustment Bureau. I'm pretty positive that almost everyone walking out of the theater became paranoid of hat wearing people for at least the rest of the day.

Overall, it was okay, that's really all I can say about it. If you're not sure about watching it in theaters, I would say it's not worth it. I rate it a C+, or average. 

It's 6 hours 'till bedtime, I say watch, don't wait.

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