April 08, 2008

Havasupai in Next

What do Nicolas Cage, foreign terrorists, and Havasupai Indians have in common? They all appear in the 2007 thriller Next.

Next stars Cage as a man who can see two minutes into the future. What's interesting here isn't the whole movie but rather a key scene featuring the Havasupai.

Amazingly, this is one of the few major motion pictures to get today's Indians right. We haven't seen Hollywood portray 21st century Indians accurately since, I dunno, maybe Graham Greene's turn in Transamerica (2005).

For more on the story, see my full review.

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