Lee Tamahori directs Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel in this thriller based on a Philip K Dick story where a magician can see two minutes into his own future, meaning he can stay one step ahead of the authorities and terrorists who want him.
Starts out fun and sprightly with a diminished energy Cage sleazing about Las Vegas and overly sincerely trying to woo Biel. If it kept that focus and scale Next could’ve been a quirky little gem. The requirements of a bigger budget action production begin to dominate though, leading to some barely sketched villainy and shrug worthy set pieces. The blocky CGI is some of the very worst put on screen this side of the early Harry Potters. Polygon shitty.
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