- Splendid acting from Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; I cannot imagine anyone else capable of giving credence to this sci-fi thriller without reducing the premise into incredulity. As a young Congressman running for Senator, this must be Matt’s best role yet (though I haven’t seen Good Will Hunting in a long while): I love how one look at him and you instantly get a feel of his character’s narrative (my new word for the month :-D). Emily was flawless—it was easy to believe how one man would throw caution to the wind (apologies for the cliché, I’m avoiding spilling a potential spoiler here) for this woman.
- Awesome premise, albeit overused: destiny versus free will. Amusing in that ‘God’ was given a bureaucratic treatment, and thus, is referred to in the movie as ‘The Chairman,’ and hence, I keep imagining the face of our company’s own CEO and Chairman, who does have a slight resemblance to the Western image of a catholic God. ‘Angels’ in this case appear as corporate drones (“We do need vacations,” said one to the other) clad in suits and fedoras.
- The ending was as trite as Hollywood can be, which was a shame.