In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Jackie Earle Haley,
To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.
At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »
Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? Written by
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If you like sci-fi films like Total Recall then this film is for you.
Strange Days is an outrageous look on what the "future" is. Like Total Recall, this film is complete with over the top costumes, settings, action sequences, and budget. Unfortunately just like Total Recall, $40,000,000+ budget does not help the film because it allows more time to be spent on the dated effects instead of improving the story. Films like this fail to have any lasting power because it tries so hard to be the hip flick of the year that it's impossible for it to not become dated after a year or so. The story itself could have been interesting if it were in the right hands. Unfortunately, most of the time seems to have been invested into making sure there is enough action sequences and mtv edits. The look of the film itself was very displeasing. Like films of the past, this one shows the "future" (1999) as chaotic and run-down. The government and law struggle to keep control while the world's fashion sense always ends up being sleazy.
A totally uninspiring film.
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