Bruce Willis put in his usual excellent performance somewhere between “Red (2010)” and “12 Monkeys”. Since Joseph Gordon-Levitt was playing a younger version of the same character it was an excellent character study of an actor pretending to be another actor pretending to be a specific character. Gordon-Levitt embodied Willis’ mannerisms and facial ticks without impersonating David Addison Jr. (Moonlighting).
The story primarily takes place in the year 2039. There is some social commentary and visual effects but it all is self consistent. We see smaller phones, iPod headphones without wires, solar electric retrofitted cars. We see hovering motorcycles but not flying cars. Our heroine drives an “old” pickup truck with some sort of connection between its tailpipe and gas tank. We don’t get to see much of the future (2069). All of these elements formed a consistent look for the movie that was not hard to imagine.
Fans of “12 Monkeys” will certainly enjoy this movie as will anyone who enjoys a good action flick.