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12 Monkeys (SyFy) Preview

While it doesn't premiere until next week, SyFy has put the first nine minutes of 12 Monkeys online. Not enough to praise or condemn, but just the right amount to pique your interest. So far, the biggest departure from the 1995 Terry Gilliam film is the fact that there's no beating around the bush about Cole being from the future. Unless he's some kind of psychotic magician, it would be pretty difficult to explain away the watch and the whole vanishing right in front of Cassandra thingy. I think I prefer the prolonged ambiguity in the film.

I always struggle with this sort of thing. Do I dive headfirst into the genre stuff or get the audience invested in the characters first? I guess it's about finding a balance between the two. Anyway, more thoughts to come after the premiere...

BTW, you can watch Chris Marker's short that inspired the film and show here:  La Jetée