Film Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp

Directed by: George Nolfi

So today I decided to go to the mall for something to do. For shopping, I didn’t get too much this time. I just picked up “127 Hours” on DVD and picked up “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” book. That was it.On with the review:

Plot/Synopsis: Matt Damon plays a New York City politician named, David Morris who is running for New York State Senate. While doing his politics stuff, David meets a woman named Elise who is a ballet dancer and they immediately fall in love. It was love at first sight. While David is concentrating on the election, strange men come after him to hold him captive in a warehouse where the men told him about the Adjustment Bureau. The Adjustment Bureau have control of everything and their goal was to keep David and his girlfriend, Elise apart.

I saw this film because it was getting a lot of positive reviews from critics and movie fans online. When I went and saw this, I thought it was pretty good, but not the best film ever. Why? For a few reasons. First of all, I don’t really care for Matt Damon too much. Even though I’ve seen plenty of his movies and he has been in some good ones, I just don’t like his acting style. Matt Damon is a little overrated for my taste.

Secondly, I think this film kind of ripped off the plot from the 1998 sci-fi film, “Dark City”. Both films have very similar plot points. Where a guy finds himself having a group of men and having control of things. Dark City is about a guy who wakes up and loses his memory and is wanted for murders, and he is being controlled by a group of people called, The Strangers. See how “Dark City” is similar to this movie? That is another thing that turned me off about, “The Adjustment Bureau”.

Other than that, I did like the film, it’s just that I feel it’s a wait for DVD thing. It’s a rental, in my opinion. Terence Stamp gave a great performance, I think that’s what I liked most about it. Most people loved, “The Adjustment Bureau” but that’s probably because most people haven’t seen “Dark City”. I suggest you to watch “Dark City”. It’s a way better film.

Score for “The Adjustment Bureau” = (** = “2 stars” as in okay)

Kev

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