Easy money always comes harder than you think.
I have never got around to see this movie when it ran in the theateres back in 2003, but recently my streaming service recommended it to me, an now I finally got to see it.
The plot is actually pretty simple, but at the same time also quite imaginative I think. I like the fact that most of the challenges are solved backwards, as this is a movie about reverse engineering.
The memory wipe is also rather effective in making the simple plot more of a mystery. It works.
In light of the recent "nerd rage" against the choice of Ben Afflec as the new Batman, I was a bit interested to see how he would manage a role like this. To be honest I think it was a rather good performance for an action movie.
For some reason they are portraying Uma Thurman as a classic beauty in this movie. I must say that this is far from how I see her. I find her attractive when she is rough and bossy like in Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, but I have never seen her as neither sexy nor classic beautiful. Besides from that she fits the part really well.
The effects in this now 10 year old movie are good. I do not think tha I have missed out on that much by not seeing iton the big screen though.
What I did not like was the very end - the post script or whatever. That part is just too happy and too silly. I actually think it would have been a better movie, if they had left that out.
Watch this if you like very light gadget entertainment, Ben Afflec or older light sci-fi action.