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12 Monkeys August 22, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

This one’s a futuristic time-travel thriller featuring Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe. The plot put simply deals with Bruce Willis being sent back to the past to stop a virus from being unleashed by a group called “12 Monkeys” which has resulted in destruction of mankind in the present. You need to watch the movie to figure out what happens after that. The central idea conveyed in the movie is very interesting which is….when someone tries to go into the past to correct something in the future, he ends up being the cause for what happens in the future….quite a confusing statement but this movie shows this paradox very well.

The visuals in the movie are very good. I felt the movie to be very convoluted and confusing in the beginning but if you somehow sit through, you’ll start making sense of it as it progresses. Actually, I did not understand the significance of the last and final scene in the aeroplane….but when I searched for a spoiler on the net, it made sense.

In any case, I recommend this strongly for anyone interested in time-travel stuff (and is willing to think a bit)



1. Tarun - October 9, 2006

hey dude,

the entire premise of the movie is based on the predestination paradox in time travel.

According to it, if you went back to the past and killed your grandfather you wouldnt be alive. But if you werent alive, u wouldnt have killed him in the first place which is a paradox

What the paradox says is, you cant change the past. And if u went back into the past to change something, u would be somehow responsible for things to stay the way they were.

Kudos to bruce willis and brad pitt for pulling out such performances!

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