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Premonition: suspenseful thriller too puzzling

March 22nd, 2007

Who wouldn’t want to see into the future? There have been lots of movies where characters get a flash of what their life will be like if they continue living as they have.

That’s what happens to Sandra Bullock in her latest movie “Premonition.”

This story line is like a puzzle. During the period of a week, Sandra Bullock’s character, Linda Hanson, wakes up with life out of order.

She wakes up one day to find her husband Jim, played by Julian MacMahon, dead, but the next morning he is right next to her.

Julian MacMahon as Jim Hanson and Sandra Bullock as Linda Hanson brace each other for support in the thriller, “Premonition,” about Linda dreaming that her husband died in a car accident only to find out it was true.

Julian MacMahon as Jim Hanson and Sandra Bullock as Linda Hanson brace each other for support in the thriller, “Premonition,” about Linda dreaming that her husband died in a car accident only to find out it was true.

She has no idea what has happened the rest of the week. She meets people who know her, but she has never met them.

She discovers secrets her husband has kept and finds a new faith in life.
Through these out of order days she discovers a new appreciation for what is important and the mysteries in life through the help of a priest.

Overall, the movie is effective at keeping the viewers attention, but the end is dissatisfying and confusing.

There were some major events that didn’t match up with the mismatched order of the days. There is one point when her daughter gets hurt, but on the days that would come after, she didn’t have a scar.
The writers want you to feel good. Wonderful things could happen in light of all the chaos and horror.

The movie’s music was also not up to par. It had a horror movie sound track in my opinion. They would play loud thumping or creepy intros for scenes where it seemed inappropriate because it wasn’t really scary, just confusing.

The concept of the movie was enjoyable, but for the most part it was frustrating and confusing with most questions never being answered.
The acting was top notch, but the plot line missed a few things that seemed major to me.

As far as acting is concerned, the movie is worth seeing, but if you don’t like plots that jump around you may be disappointed.