Sunday, December 17

'12 Monkeys' (1995): What Happens When You Combine 'die Hard' And Time Travel?

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Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Jon Seda, Christopher Meloni, David Morse, Frank Gorshin, Vernon Campbell, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Bob Adrian, Simon Jones, Carol Florence, Bill Raymond, and Thomas Roy.

Directed by: Terry Gilliam. 

Released: January 5th, 1996.

Bruce Willis has eradicated bad guys from a skyscraper (“Die Hard”), an international airport (“Die Hard 2”), the entire city of New York (“Die Hard With A Vengeance”), the far future (“The Fifth Element”), a wealthy home (“Hostage”), the streets of Los Angeles (“The Last Boy Scout”), and most recently, the whole United States (“Live Free or Die Hard”). And in “Twelve Monkeys”, he’s travels across time to save mankind from a deadly germ.

“Twelve Monkeys” is surrounded by doom, madness, peril, and pure insanity. It’s 2035 and five billion people have succumbed to a deadly virus that was released in 1996-1997. The remainder of humanity has been forced to reside in a safe underground compound. Prisoner James Cole (played by Bruce Willis) volunteers for a time travel experiment that will help the scientists gather more information about the bug in order to take back the world. In return, James will be released.

Upon his venture into the past, James is arrested and admitted into a mental institution where he is evaluated by Dr. Kathryn Railly (played by Madeleine Stowe) and is befriended by an inmate nut ball named Jeffrey Goines (played by Brad Pitt) who happens to be the son of a well known virologist, one whom is believed to be the source of the virus itself…. Read more


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