This original, creative sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt (Fight Club, Seven) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Sixth Sense) really makes you think about what insane is. Terry Gilliam directs and lives up to not only his prowess of weirdness and time travel. I enjoyed this film to the full and thought that Brad Pitt was incredible as someone a little bit mental.
When James Cole, in a post-apocalyptic jail, is volunteered to travel back in time to prevent the apocalypse, he gets transported all over time and the world. When he gets put in an insane asylum, he begins to question whether he was actually sent back at all or if he is actually insane.
Sometimes it was a little bit confusing but easily explained (even if you just watch the scene once again)
Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Terry Gilliam actually gave Bruce Willis a list of Willis acting clichés to avoid.
Willis actually did the movie for free and only got paid after the movie was released.
The scenes in the insane asylum were shot in Eastern State Penitentiary, a now-unused prison in Philadelphia.
Twelve different monkeys actually appear on camera (from zoos to pictures of monkeys eating sandwiches).
Brad Pitt received his first Golden Globe for his performance as Jeffrey Goines.