Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
How many times are we going to be bombarded with incoherant movie plots that use overrated actors and actresses who have no business in front of a camera.
The movie makes no sense what so every and the inclusion of Sandra Bullock should be the first indicator that you have to be pratically brain dead to find it interesting. Sandra... Find a job you are qualified for, McDonalds is hiring.
***WARNING - SPOILER ALLERT***
Holly Molly... where in the world can I even start with this terror of a movie?!
With acting from the famed Sandra Bullock and the sexy Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon, you would think Premonition would be an automatic hit! But, unfortunately, it came nowhere close!
What a shame for a movie that sounded like it could have been a blockbuster! With a story that a first glance sounded interesting, you were only left scratching your head after the first few scenes.
Where did the story go wrong here?! A woman who is devastated by her husbandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death, is thrown back in time where she has to unscramble the days leading up to his tragic accident. Sounds like an interesting story right?? Well, unfortunately, the direction of the film was so bad, that you couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t follow the days, which were not profound enough to begin with. Then, random characters like Peter Stormare (who is typically a great actor in shows like "Prison Break"), are thrown into the mix, who leave the film more confused than it should be!
As horrible as the film itself was, the end of this movie was by far the killer of the film! After all Bullock's character went through, in the end her husband still dies (was the scene with his head falling off really necessary by the way?), but the movie is not done there! Bullock's character is shown laying down in her boxed up home, only for her to stand with a *GASP* pregnant belly! Which I suppose was suppose to signify that it was worth it for her to go through the past "week" of her husbandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death in the order that it did.
My take on it? BOLOGNA! It was terrible, terrible, and TERRIBLE!! There was nothing good about this movie!... So sad!
I will say it straight up! I refuse to give this movie a single star! In fact, I am giving this a negative star. This was one of the most lackluster silliest little chick-flick movies that I have ever seen. I just watched this piece of garbage movie this afternoon with my wife. I would have rather been slitting my freaking throat than having to endure this miserable effort. What in the world was going on with this mess?? The plot was cantankerous, the acting was abhorrent and the execution of this already abysmal mess was equally as miserable.
This is my point. If you are going to go ahead with a silly little plot, at least be able to execute it effectively. Sandra Bullock needs to reevaluate who she is as an actor and figure out how to say this one magic word..."no". Come on Sandra, can you say this with me?"No". Learn how to spot a crappy script when you see one and avoid it like the freaking plague. This movie was a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lifetime NetworkÃ¢â‚¬Â version of the brilliant movie Ground Hog Day. Lifetime is where this piece of garbage should have ended up! Do not proceed to the theaters, do not pass to DVD, go straight to Lifetime! People I implore you, do not waste your time. Avoid this miserable flick as if your life depends on it!
In Premonition, Sandra Bullock plays an apathetic housewife whose world is turned upside down when she finds out that her husband has been killed in a terrible car accident. To make matters worse, she wakes up the next day to find out that the accident has not yet happened, that it was only a premonition. After seeing this film I believe that I too have had a premonition. What did I see in the future? I saw that this film will draw in a decent audience this weekend at the box office, then proceed to disappoint it.
Why is such a good turnout expected? Simply because there are plenty of ladies out there who are either tired of seeing nothing but family comedies (a la Wild Hogs) and blatant guy movies (300) filling their local Cineplex. And when they see that Sandra Bullock is starring, they immediately associate that with a sappy romantic storyline. Sadly they are in for a rude awakening when they discover that the closest this film gets to romance is the near rekindling of flames lost through years of stale married life between BullockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Linda and her soon to be dead husband Jim (played by Nip/TuckÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Julian McMahon).
Now the lack of romanticism in this flick is not quite enough to steer audiences away, as it is being marketed as a psychological thriller about being able to see into the future and make moral decisions based on those future events. The only problem there is the fact that in order to successful execute a decent thriller, you must be able to lead your audience down a path, surprise them and then at least explain what the heck is going on by the time the credits roll. This is where Premonition fails miserably, with an ending that is not even worth spoiling because it is so bad. It is one of those movies that, when the credits do finally arrive, you are forced to look at the screen and say Ã¢â‚¬Å“Huh?Ã¢â‚¬Â
And it is not bad enough that the ending had to make absolutely no sense, the entire rest of the movie has to follow suit. The story takes place over the course of a week (Sunday to Saturday), but the days are lived out of order by Linda. One day she wakes up and it is Thursday, the next day she wakes up and it is Monday. This is not altogether an uncommon way to tell a story Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in fact it is quite a unique premise with the potential to be very interesting if done well. The only thing that can go wrong is that if you are not consistent then your story falls apart. In the case of Premonition, if you take all of the days and separate them, then put them in the right order they would make absolutely no sense. Certain plot points never quite connect from one scene to the next, causing us to become detached from the story and annoyed with its inconsistencies Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and that just doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make for a fulfilling night at the movies.
In the end there really isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a way for me to stop people from seeing this flick no matter how certain I am that they will be disappointed. It is a simple suspense flick absolutely devoid of a payoff Ã¢â‚¬â€œ unless you consider utter confusion and a stale taste in your mouth to be a good payoff for a Sandra Bullock movie.
By: Neil Miller