Film Review: Adjustment Bureau

04 Jul

Synopsis: David Norris (Matt Damon) a young promising New York politician falls for a ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). Norris finds fate standing in the way their developing love in the form of a strange gang of trilby-wearing men called the Adjustment Bureau who are working according to a plan that certainly does not include Norris and falling in love with Sellas

The film screamed of so many things taken from other films.  The Adjustment Bureau agents were very similar in function and design to the Agents of the Matrix and the Strangers in Dark City. The chase through the doors was like the scene with the Keymaker from The Matrix Reloaded and Thomson’s (Terence Stamp) rant about humans was very similar to Agent Smith’s misanthropic rant in The Matrix.

The main difference with this film is that Norris is purely driven his love for Sellas and this film is mainly a love story. There really is very little suggest any global significance of Norris’s personal battle to change his own fate. There also some very heavy hints about the identity of mysterious unseen Chairman, the author of The Plan though that would be exactly what Agents of The Matrix would want people to think since it would be useful belief for enforcing control.

The film was entertaining despite constantly reminding me of better films. The love story element was fairly believable as long as you kept with Norris’s perspective.

Rating 7/10

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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Entertainment, Film


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