K-Pax, a movie review

A movie review written by: Lee Sonogan

2hrs (2001) Drama, Sci-Fi

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Prot: I wanna tell you something Mark, something you do not yet know, that we K-PAXians have been around long enough to have discovered. The universe will expand, then it will collapse back on itself, then will expand again. It will repeat this process forever. What you don’t you know is that when the universe expands again, everything will be as it is now. Whatever mistakes you make this time around, you will live through on your next pass. Every mistake you make, you will live through again, & again, forever. So my advice to you is to get it right this time around. Because this time is all you have. 

A showcase of acting from Jeff Bridges and the recent controversial Kevin Spacey. As an actor, I loved Kevin Spacey in House Of Cards and so I had to see some of his other work. Other Than American Beauty this may be my second favourite Kevin Spacey movie that I have seen. (I have not seen The Usual Suspects yet but know of it.) With a budget of $68 million it just not made its budget back by making $65 million at the box office.

What makes this movie interesting? IMDB describes this movie as PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. This dynamic creates a believable and realistic view of Kevin Spacey actually being an alien. Weird but very dramatic, the movie production was very well done in many areas.

From the cinematography to the performances in each scene, it is highly watchable all the way to the end. In 2001 this movie has given as a quiet, intriguing, and underrated movie that complements the story as it switches back and forward between mystery and how the mind works. Emotionally charged, I recommend this movie to people who enjoy focused dramatic characters and a somewhat pure drama movie that does things differently. 


Prot: Let me tell you something, Mark. You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for its… stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody’s paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians. You humans. Sometimes its hard to imagine how you’ve made it this far. 



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