Tick, Tick, Bust – Impostor’s Three Songs Can’t Save it From Itself


Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Tony Shalhoub and Vincent D’Onofrio starring in a movie based on a Philip K. Dick story. Impostor should be a good movie; instead, it’s a sham of a movie and a shell of what the original story was.

Musically, Impostor started out right. I wasn’t expecting to hear John Lee Hooker in a movie set in 2079, but was pleasantly surprised by it. Boom, boom, boom, boom. Pretty funny given that the movie is about a guy who is supposedly carrying enough Centauri C4 to blow up half of a city. Unfortunately, the cleverness of the movie ended there – it went from bomb to bust.

After a few piss poor special effects, Impostor shifts to a few scenes that are supposed to make you care about the future Earth by displaying emotional scenes that we can relate to today – young love and motherhood. Just your average shuttle ride featuring teens making out next to a mother breastfeeding her child. A little bit forced on the sentimentality. Or maybe that’s just the piano score that seems a bit forced.

I usually love movies, oarticularly sci-fi films about identity, but this one was a dud. Whichever cast of characters rated this four out of five stars on Netflix needs a bit more supernova in their lives. If you were tempted to watch this, watch Moon instead. A much better choice on the sci-fi list.

I won’t make bad space jokes anymore. I’ll just leave you with the music. There were three songs in the movie Impostor. I suppose that’s more than most future apocalyptic alien invasion movies. They were better than the movie itself as well as Isham’s score.

  • Olham in the showerBoy from Ipanema by Crystal Waters
  • Second song in the shower, asks for something differentBoom Boom by John Lee Hooker
  • Doctor Pearl washing his hands before Olham body scan – Tribal Flight 1 by Richard Downing
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~ by montelutz on June 29, 2011.

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