Well I am recently going through a movie watching spree thanks to Joshua and his harddisk which has about 50 odd movies released in the span of last two years. I did see some worthwhile ones like the pursuit of happyness and the Bourne trilogy. Yeah, sadly i haven’t watched enough movies when I was in college. The movie which I found funnier than The Simpson’s Movie(yeah believe me!!) was THE LAST MIMZY.
After watching the movie the first thing that crossed my mind was “Is this one of those we are the spartans or scary movie kind of comedy flick??” but it has too less sex and too high retardness to be categorized is this genre’. Well the movie started off with what I thought was ok. A teacher teaches some students a story of how a scientist tries to save the humanity. The scientist here is dressed like the Dalai Lama. Yeah if you have not watched the movie you are allowed to go back and read that sentence again, The Dalai Lama and is supposedly proficient in quantum physics and nanotechnology.
Now he has with great difficulty sent back the secret to save the humanity back to the past. Now the viewer might expect something that is like the Terminator to come back. But we find a mysterious box that lands up on the shore where two small children are playing. Sadly there is a small girl whom the director has tried hard and failed to portray like Bo of Manoj Nightshyamlan’s Signs. The girl(Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) has indeed acted very well and it seems she couldn’t even read during the time the movie was taken so her script was read out and she memorized it. Now all this apart lets get back to the movie.
Back to the mysterious box which contains a Bunny Rabbit that reminded me of the one in the Blaupunkt advertisement and the rabbit can talk.Don’t worry not like the one in Alice in Wonderland,but it can make electronic voices that only our little Bo look alike can understand. In the mean time her elder brother takes all the other laser beam/micro chip looking toys from her and tries to play with them. But know what lo, he can hear the sounds of the universe through them.
Now enter science teacher who knows everything from mutation caused by pollution to weird drawings of the forbidden monks of tibet. He has a buddist chick(who’s a american native and was converted to buddism) who can read palms. Our universe hearing boy draws pictures in his science notebook that accurately resemble the depiction of universe in the ancient tibet. This was the my limit. Boy how much can they get into a movie?? From a small kid trying to save the world to stop polluting the planet to ancient dark secrets of the west. If you thought this was it.
Enter Micheal Clark Duncan,yeah our big fat huge bodygaurd guy who is working for the FBI. Now our small boy who has the other *toys* to save the universe plays withe them and creates a blackout that hit whole of the Seatle city. So Macho man Duncan now thinks this is a terrorist plot. He is woken up in the night when he’s making out with his wife and is called to the office. He sets up a task force in a place that imprenetable and finds out that exact location that started the blackout. Meantime our little Bo look alike has trances and levitates like some scary movie. believe me I’ve seen the exact scenes in horror flicks where the soul of the puppet enters kid’s body. Now the science teacher’s chick reads the children’s hands and proclaims that these are the hands of destiny which the mother refuses to believe. Now the parents think it time for drastic action. But at this moment the FBI macho man comes in with a swat team and arrests all the family. When they examine the bunny rabit which by now gives directions to the Bo look alike what to do they find that it has a INTEL logo in it. This is the limit. Tibet Monk scientist from the future works for INTEL??!! boy o boy…
Well rest of the movie goes as expected the children escape from the FBI security compound. Atleast they didn’t fight any guard on the way. Go back to the place where they found the toys and send back a tear(pure DNA) of the Bo lookalike to the future to save humanity which has been corrupted then.The FBI macho man as usual come in the end to witness the spectacle and says” is there anything i can do??” Now this is not all, in the closing scene they show a future school where children fly away from the teacher after school is over and guess what they have handmade shoulder bags that I see people of Aurobindo Ashram using. Well in the yesteryears my mum used to call them jolna pai. Don’t know how that name evolved but still yeah!!!