13 August 2008

Radar Blips - Paycheck


The Year: 2003

The Players: Daredevil, Poison Ivy, and Two-Face in another one of those Dick (Philip K.) movies. Oh, and Cleveland Heep gets to pitch in as well.

The Take: $54 Million

So, is it a big paycheck or what? Actually, there is no paycheck. Thats what gets Affleck all riled up. After spending 3 years building a secret machine and wiping his own memory to forget the details, Ben expected big bucks...

Why you should see it: In a lot of ways this is a poor man's Minority Report, which was a great film, so a poor man's is still ok. Like Dick's other film adaptations (Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report) the film has an interesting premise that carries the film even if there are some logical hiccups. Affleck ends up with no memory, an envelope of junk, and people trying to kill him. Its a lot of fun seeing how the various pieces of junk may come in handy at just the right times. Also, the fate of the villains henchman alone is hilarious and worth the price of admission.


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