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Film Review 2017 - #17 Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
After ‘9’, the fates determined that I should watch a second consecutive sci-fi movie set in a post-apocalyptic world.
"Do you believe in fate, Neo?" "No." “Why not?” “Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.” “I know exactly what you mean.”

We don’t believe in fate, obviously.  In fact the eighteen 2017 movies are being watched in alphabetical and then numerical order.  Not much fate there.
Strange, nevertheless, that the fated film should be concerned with the paradoxical nature of free will and determinism.A criminal living in a not-too-distant future is given the opportunity to win his freedom by returning to an earlier time where he is to find an antidote to the virus that has been the cause of the apocalypse.He acts throughout as though he is making his own, free choices; yet the future from which he hails depends, of course, on particular things having happened in the past.Is he ‘fated’ to make certain choices?  Or were…

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