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Next

Chris Johnson can see up to two minutes into the future. He uses this ability as a trick for a second-rate illusionist show in Las Vegas but he’s pretty happy with that as his youth has been quite nasty with all kinds of people wanting to do tests on him. From then on he tried to live under the radar without getting noticed and to get around he sometimes goes to a casino in order to earn a couple of extra bucks.

However, his tricks don’t get unnoticed and when a nuclear device is smuggled into the US, FBI agent Callie Ferris wants to take him in to make him help locate the device. However, Chris isn’t too interested in helping the government and is preoccupied with Liz Cooper, the only woman in the world of whom he can see the future further away than 2 minutes. However, the terrorists have learned that the FBI is looking for Chris and they don’t want to take any chances. So now Chris and Liz see themselves being hunted not only by the FBI but also terrorists. Will Chris’ ability be enough to keep ahead of the game?

Sound and Vision:
The movie is shot in HD so you would expect some pretty good image quality and RCV doesn’t let you down on that. Plenty of detail, sharp image, no compression errors and the only minor problem we could see is that there’s some moiré present as well as the fact that some special effects tend to look a bit digital. For the rest and excellent transfer.

We get a very nice DTS soundtrack which does an excellent job with good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer while the dialogues remain clear and understandable at all times. Nice!

Extras:
None

Conclusion:
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a movie where Nicolas Cage didn’t get overwhelmed by a major feeling of depression so our expectations for Next weren’t all that high. And maybe it’s because of that that we actually enjoyed it. Next is based on a story by Philip K. Dick so you would imagine that the plot is already pretty good and the only thing where the movie could go wrong is in the direction and cast. Well, I’m happy to say that both are pretty much ok. Next isn’t as great as Minority Report, but does manage to entertain and keep the viewer interested while watching and the plot twist for once aren’t obvious so that you can see them coming from a mile away. Nice!

Technically things are pretty ok as well and it’s only a shame that there aren’t any extras present (for those that like to watch some)

Our Score:
6.0

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