I saw the ad for this movie exactly 8 days ago and watched it this night right after dinner. Mindhunters is about a group of FBI agents being trained as profilers. Their instructor Harris (Val Kilmer) takes them to an island near Virginia where a training facility, used by several branches of the government, including the FBI and the military, and a mock town has been constructed there. They are joined by a detective, Gabe (LL Cool J), who was brought in at the last minute as an observer. However, the very next day things go wrong as it appears that there is a very real serial killer on the island who has laid traps for the students. He gives out clues & the times when a person will die, in the form of broken watches. He kills the students with their greatest fears or weakness.
The students include Bobby (a young man with a penchant and talent for fixing things), Vince (a wheelchair-bound ex-cop who goes nowhere without a gun), Nicole (a die-hard smoker who is attempting to quit), Sara (whose confidence in her abilities has been shaken by a training exercise at the start of the film, shortly after she had a nightmare when she recalled her sister being raped and murdered, she is also petrified of drowning), Gabe (an outside observer and a formidable detective), Rafe (who is very intelligent, and apparently caffeine-powered), Lucas (a supposedly fearless young man whose parents were killed when he was a child), and J.D. (their leader).
Many Twists & turns in the plot later, it turns out that Lucas was the killer all along. A totally troubled individual, he murdered his parents when he was 10 but did not get the fame for it since no one suspected a young child. The traps include tubelights falling into water, a harpoon rigged into a water valve, drug laced coffee, acid laced cigarettes and a backfiring gun! Christian Slater also stars as JD.
I woke up by 7:30 am and watched the movie that I had just started to watch last night but fell asleep after 12 minutes – Star Trek : Nemesis. Since I was watching a copy of the movie on a dvd, I could watch it later. I just felt like watching it for the last few days and so I did. Can’t wait for the new Star Trek movie to come out; it had better be good!
Weather wise it is actually something more to what I like. It’s a bit cold, you don’t sweat as much as the air is cool. It has been raining a lot the last two days. Last night I got caught in the heavy downpour while heading home from work. As I sat in the bus, it started to rain and increased in intensity. By the time I reached Kacheripaddy, it was almost a storm and I was wet thoroughly as I braved the wind and made my way home.
Today morning as well it started raining almost as I woke up and I was feeling like going back to sleep with the sheets wrapped around me. But I watched the movie on my computer and then had coffee and breakfast. I took a hot shower and went out later to Cafe Coffee Day, where I oggled this pretty girl who was chatting with her 3 friends. I went to Planet M and got a movie; the cd selections are leaving much to be desired. Lunch and vodka followed soon after as I relaxed & read 4 chapters of John Grisham’s The Broker, which I bought at the second hand book store near Padma. I also got a copy of Stephen King’s Hearts In Atlantis.
Then it was back home for a little nap and more reading. I woke up by 6:30 pm and went to watch some football on the telly. I also watched a movie which I shall review a bit later. Overall a nice day, I’m liking the cold weather and it feels so good to relax in my room.
Here is the classic Stairway To Heaven played backwards. The video also features the ‘lyrics’ as it sounds to the human ear when played backwards.
For those who have never heard this before….Are you amazed? Are you scared?