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Go bananas for "12 Monkeys"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

by Erik J. Martin

If you’re a fan of sci-fi that makes you think, here’s one that may have slipped under your radar: “12 Monkeys.”

Ex-Monty Python player Terry Gilliam, director of “Brazil” and “Time Bandits,” again proves he can crystallize his twisted futuristic vision on celluloid with clever ease. “12 Monkeys,” starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt (in perhaps his best acting stint yet), is one of those great word-of-mouth sci-fi films that you’ll probably still be talking about when you’re a grandparent.

Setting: In the year 2035, a terrible plague has forced humans to live underground. Societal outcast Willis is offered the chance clear his criminal record if he travels back in time to collect an early sample of the virus in the hopes that scientists may find a cure. Only living in the past can prove to be a real drag, especially when time travel paradoxes threaten your very existence.

A smartly written, visually captivating thriller executed to perfection by Gilliam.

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