DÉJÀ VU (12)
D: Tony Scott
Touchstone/Scott Free (Jerry Bruckheimer)
USA 🇺🇸 2006
W: Bill Marsili & Terry Rossio
DP: Paul Cameron
Ed: Chris Lebenzon
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams
PD: Chris Seagers
Denzel Washington (Douglas Carlin), Val Kilmer (Paul Pryzwarra), Paula Patton (Claire Kuchever), Bruce Greenwood (Jack McCready), Adam Goldberg (Dr. Alexander Denny), Jim Caviezel (Carroll Oerstadt)
Typically inane Bruckheimer-produced thriller in which modern state-of-the-art technology allows detective Denzel Washington to look back into the past to solve a terrorist bombing onboard a ferry.
He then seeks to find a way to prevent the disaster from ever happening.
A variation on the story was done much better in the 2011 film Source Code (qv).
Personally, I think this film takes the piss when its screenwriters expect its audience to understand the complexities of time travel when the writers clearly have no clue. Even if you turn a blind eye to the many plotholes, this something you've seen done many times before. Even if you turn a blind eye to the many plotholes, this is something you've seen done many times before.