Opening in theaters nationwide this Friday, Premonition is trying to be one of those time/space mess-with-your-mind kind of movies. Sandra Bullock stars as Linda, a woman whose perfect life is shattered when she learns that her husband has died in an accident. The next day, however, she is shocked to find her husband alive and well. She assumes the knowledge of his accident was a premonition and races against time to prevent his death.
The film is getting some pretty dismal reviews, and the more I read, the more ridiculous it seems. To see what I mean — potential spoilers ahead —
Apparently, Linda can time travel, but the film never explains the why or how of this ability, only vaguely chalking it up to her lapsed church attendance. As one reviewer put it, "Apparently being an atheist means you get superpowers, which means some pretty great things are just around the corner for me." Yikes!
Even though I am hankering for some time traveling now that "Heroes" is on hiatus, I don't think I can stomach this movie. Check out the trailer and tell me: Do you have a good feeling about this Premonition?
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