OK, so I’ve put off watching this movie for 3 years because it got horrible reviews. And because Christian Slater is in it, I figured as long as I didn’t watch it I wouldn’t have to admit to myself how horrible it really was. All in all, it wasn’t that bad…
The basic plot is about a group of FBI agents who travel to a deserted military island for the weekend for a simulated lesson on profiling. However, as members of the group start dying, they realize there is a murderer among them. Now the profilers are being profiled. Can they profile the murderer before they all end up dead?
**Spoiler Alert** This may seem like an over simplification, but it’s really not. My original plan was to watch the movie until Christian Slater’s character died. That way I wouldn’t have to suffer through the entire movie. As it turned out, I found myself quite interested in how it all went down. My biggest pet peeve about this movie is that it “stars” Val Kilmer and Christian Slater. Now, Christian is the first to kick the bucket, which was quite the disappointment. Val Kilmer on the other hand is alive for the majority of the movie, but not present during the events on the island. He makes a brief appearance at the end as a dead human puppet, which I can only assume wasn’t really him. Fortunately, for the sake of visual interest, LL Cool J was alive and present through the whole movie.
Anyway, I stayed interested through the whole movie. The acting was good. The plot kept me on my toes and there were a few twists at the end that kept me guessing who the killer really was. I give this movie 3 out of 5 paloozas.
AAAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater for optimal viewing
AAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater if you can
AAA paloozas = Pop some popcorn and rent this movie
AA paloozas = Watch this movie on TV … for free
A palooza = … I think you know where I’m going here…
No paloozas = Reserved for Eyes Wide Shut