Sci Fi Movie Podcast 12 Monkeys

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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Wayne Henderson, Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon

Podcast length: 1:18:19

This week on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Rem, Ian and Jonathan dig deeper into 12 Monkeys from 1995 and directed by Terry Gilliam.

This week, we’re very pleased to by joined by Wayne Henderson (@TIWWH), Terry Gilliam fan, voice artist and host of great podcasts such as The Resurrection Revealed Pocast, The Packers Fan Podcast, and Revenge on the TV Talk Network.

The Positive
This is a film that wasn’t necessarily designed to give you a warm fuzzy feeling at the end, nor was it intended to give you all the answers. 12 Monkeys demands that you think and pay attention, and requires that you come up with some of your own answers. If you watch it with an open mind, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best time travel stories to date. The casting of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt proved to be genius strokes. Pitt delivered an edgy and chaotic performance that proved he was more than just a pretty face. Deviating from his Die Hard persona, Willis portrayed a character that was in constant struggle with himself, his mind and his sense of reality. Terry Gilliam’s style is punctuated through the movie with interesting set design, scoring and a style that only Terry Gilliam has.

The Negative
If you want warm fuzzies, answers and a sense of completion, 12 Monkeys won’t give you that. You might need to watch it a few times to put it all together.

Overall
12 Monkeys isn’t your typical Hollywood film because Terry Gilliam isn’t your typical Hollywood Director.  Watch the film at least once and be prepared to have questions unanswered.  It’s a story that’ll have you thinking about the next day, which is what great movies do.

Storyline
A man from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time on short trips to discover  the origin of the plague that wiped out most of mankind and drove them underground.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: David & Janet Peoples

Cast:

Bruce Willis – James Cole

Madeleine Stowe – Kathryn Railly

Brad Pitt – Jeffrey Goines

David Morse – Dr. Peters

Christopher Plummer – Dr. Goines

Watch La Jette on YouTube. This film was an inspiration for 12 Monkeys

The Hamster Factor is a behind the scenes documentary on the making of 12 Monkeys

There’s a 12 Monkeys TV Show?

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast 12 Monkeys