Thursday, September 25, 2003


I watched Identity yesterday. Before, I never saw any trailers or read any reviews. All I knew was that John Cusack and Ray Liotta is in it and that it is supposed to be a good movie. Let me tell you that the best way to watch a movie is without knowing anything about the movie. The element of surprise you might get is just higher.

The story starts with a convicted killer getting a re-hearing before his execution because his shrink has evidence that he suffers from multiple personalities. The shrink thinks that he can kill the personality that made the murders thus saving the world from another execution. What he didn't know is which personality is the killer.

What we get to watch is how 11 strangers are locked in this motel in the middle of nowhere and suddenly one by one dies strangely. At first it's the typical whodunit/psycho thriller movie. But after two/thirds of the movie, we see what it is all about. It's a battle of identities, of personalities, within someone's mind. And as Darwin theory goes, only the strong will survive.

If you want to read an in-depth analysis of this movie, go to metaphilm. There is a good article about the meaning of this movie.


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