- Language: English
- Subtitles: Spanish
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000640VR
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,730 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
After an initial intense beginning, Imposter eases into a nice fugitive-like flow. This movie has most of the things we like in our Sci-Fi: aliens, fight scences (guns and a little kung fu), futuristic chase scenes, neat mind-twisting philosophical mumbo jumbo, a terrific ending and a little CGI thrown in for good measure.
If I had one complaint its would be the lack of gratuitous T&A. If this really was a "B" movie as many of the reviewers suggest, the T&A would be there (as I had hoped when I purchased this). As for me, I liked it better than the other Philip K. Dick-based movies, Minority Report and Total Recall (and I love Arnold). Imposter does not come across as a "B" movie. While I would not put this in the same class as say Blade Runner, few movies are.
Bottom line - Buy it, you'll like it.
Did it do anything new or inventive? Well ... no ... admittedly, as much as I did enjoy the movie, I'm not deluded into thinking that 'Imposter' is some kind of new land-mark of science-fiction. As mentioned in many reviews before, elements from 'Total Recall,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Minority Report' and the fugitive are borrowed from heavily and there's also a heavy dose of the trade-mark 'perceived reality vs. actual reality' that seems to be the theme of many of Dick's works.
That said though, I don't think anyone dropped the ball either. I thought that the cast had a lot of talent, the performances were all solid, and the script was paced well. The directing was a little muddy. I know the point of having the camera the camera movements being as fluid as they were was to give the audience the same disorienting feeling that the main character was feeling. I think they could have achieved the same feeling without going so far over-board.
When all was said and done, I'm not sure I'd buy the movie; but if you could pick up a used copy, rent it or catch it on cable, you could definitely do it without feeling suckered.