Review Date: August 14, 2000
Director: Tarsem Singh
Writer: Mark Protosevich
Producers: Julio Caro, Eric McLeod
But there were many other things that I really liked about this movie as well. I liked the pace of the film, which didn't waste much time on scientific mumbo-jumbo or inappropriate romance. I liked all of the performances, especially Vaughn, whose always been a favorite of mine and who delivers a good showing here, and Lopez, who surprisingly really clicked as the intelligent shrink with a big heart. And if you love her booty, you also get a side shot of it hiding behind its underwear, right after Lopez smokes a joint in front of her iMac. I also liked the soundtrack, which got really chaotic and pronounced when downloaded into the subconscious world, but perfectly so. And despite the actual story of the "serial killer chase" not breaking any major ground, I did really appreciate the new way that they decided to chase after the nutball in this movie. Go inside his head...it works! Oh yeah, one more thing. This movie actually creeped me out in several points. Not sure if it will give me any nightmares or anything (although I might regrettably find that out tonite), but the visual panorama of the serial killer's ultimate evil mindset just struck a chord of terror right through me.
But in the end, it is the film's unique style that will set it apart from all of the other serial killer movies in the years to come. It's a brave move on the part of the filmmakers, attempting to visually portray the deep rooted evil set inside the mind of a madman, and in this case...it works! Suspense-wise, the film certainly doesn't compete with SEVEN (then again, what film does?), but it more than makes up for it through its bold, cinematic experimentation. Kudos to Tarsem and Protosevich for pumping some life into this year's regurgitative movie season.