What made the movie special was a combination of directorial vision, superb writing, excellent acting, and mood enhancing cinematography - all the requisite elements for delivering an engaging piece of dramatic fiction. We get it. (And not getting a score lower than 7 is seen as impressive, but this show doesn't even break into the 7's at all). After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. Add the first question. It was produced by Syfy and premiered in January 2015. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. In Cole's original time-line, the virus caused a plague that resulted in the death of seven billion humans in the year 2017, and its on-going mutations will mean the eventual end of the human race. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. They believe it was spread by a mysterious group called 'The Twelve Monkeys' and need the virus before it mutated, so that scientists can study it. Title: A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. Olivia’s better half is transferred to the dark ages. Intriguing and well played characters, you will even like the bad guys. 12 Monkeys Critics Consensus. Twelve Monkeys (original title) R | 2h 9min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 5 January 1996 (USA) In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth's population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back. Use the HTML below. Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Another Title: 12 Monkeys (2015–2018) 7.7 /10. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. Jennifer Goines. A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. I must admit though, that my own patience had been blurred by personal events which made it difficult for me to maintain my degree of engagement on a weekly basis. The beginning of the end approaches as Cole and Cassie embark on their final mission. As I have become jaded by the experience of weekly doses of entertainment in favour of binge watching, I would recommend one set aside the requisite time to experience this series in this manner to achieve maximum enjoyment.I do recommend watching the movie first - if you have not already, but that perhaps might be because it's my own frame of reference. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron Stanford) has been recruited by a team of "Project Splinter" scientists led by physicist Katarina Jones (Barbara Sukowa), to travel back in time to the year 2015, and stop the release of a deadly virus by the enigmatic organization known as the "Army of the 12 Monkeys". He seems to usually be in Cole's head, but is in the form of a homeless man in 1996. I also think that one can find themselves more easily lost in tracking events within the series well enough to follow along without losing interest in discovering where its destination may lead.The production values are solid, the writing is creative and clever, and the characters are well cast, acted, and scripted (with some familiar faces from the most recent Nikita series). Unlike the movie where the mystery is unraveled with a neat ending twist in one time period, the series ties together multiple time-lines to weave a web of interconnected intrigue from past, to present, to future. Ever wonder what A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley and other adorable kids from holiday movies look like now? It is a science fiction mystery drama based on the 1995 12 Monkeys film, written by David Peoples and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam, which itself was based on Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée.The series aired between January 16, 2015, and July 6, 2018. To mark the release of Silent Running, out now, and Twelve Monkeys on 14th December, we’ve been given 2 bundles of both movies to give away on DVD. Welcome to Season 4 . 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. In the 2015 time-line, Cole will meet and enlist the help of brilliant virologist Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly (Amanda Schull); the two are brought together because a recording mentioning Cole, that Cassie made after the viral outbreak, is uncovered by Jones in the future time-line, prompting her to select Cole for the mission. Turns out, that's the skeleton that was kept in the lab back in Season 2. Menu. [Poll], 5 reasons why Brad Pitt could win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Emily Hampshire Heads Horror Movie ‘Home’ (Exclusive), 2015-16 TV Season: Renewed, Canceled, and on the Bubble. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. 12 Monkeys Cast. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom. Does he really come from the future and can he really travel through time? Barbara Sukowa. Assorted clips from almost every episode in the first season of 12 Monkeys, accompanied by soundtrack from Interstellar (where we're going). Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. Craziest Feature-Length Terry Gilliam Film? Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit. Twelve Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction thriller directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis as James Cole, a convict living in a post-apocalyptic Earth devastated by a global pandemic. An F.B.I. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? ahmetkozan. All in all; for fans of this genre, I believe it is a worthwhile piece of entertainment which can pique curiosity, interest, and empathy while satisfying one's appetite for action-oriented imaginative drama. See important quotes from the movie 12 Monkeys - organized by theme, with explanations about what each means. Season 4. Video game adaptations are the first culprits which come to mind. People who struggle with continuity in a story that jumps about through various time periods where the past is often a future event, it can be a confusing effort in keeping track of a linear accounting of events and character progressions. (2015–2018). James Cole is one of them. An intense film about time travel, this Sci-Fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. The games themselves may have been engaging in an interactive format but fell miserably flat when translated into a passive medium. Emily Hampshire. It is a science fiction mystery drama with a time traveling plot loosely adapting the 1995 film of the same name , which was written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam , itself being inspired by Chris Marker 's 1962 featurette La Jetée ; the series credits Marker and both Peoples for their original … But that's not the only good thing about this movie of course. 894. 10 wins & 23 nominations. 12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. Simon Keys Self, Snake City (2014) Monkeys Arctic Monkeys Soundtrack, Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) It is, in my opinion, one of the best told SciFi stories. Thought it was pretty interesting as well as impressive to see how much 12 Monkeys has improved/changed over the 3 seasons. Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (A-d), Win Silent Running and Twelve Monkeys on DVD, International Films That Inspired Hollywood Hits, Oscar-Nominated Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy Films. In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay. Written by Every time I see it, this movie seems to get better and better.Somewhere in the distant future all people live underground because an unknown and lethal virus wiped out five billion people in 1996, leaving only 1 percent of the population alive. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), the mad son of an eminent virologist (Christopher Plummer). Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. The show follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. 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