When most people pop in a DVD and trailers start playing before you even get to the actual menus, they just skip them, I don’t. I’ll usually sit and watch the first couple seconds of those trailers and see if anything looks appealing to me or worth adding to the Netflix queue. So last week I was watching some of those trailers before a movie and this one caught my eye. The movie is titled UNKNOWN and it stars James Caviezel aka Jesus, Greg Kinnear, Joe Pantoliano as well as a few other people that I recognized from other movies/TV shows.

The movie is about 5 who wake up in an abandon warehouse-type building and can’t remember who they are or why they are there. 1 of them is tied to a chair, another one is hanging from an upstairs catwalk by handcuffs with a bullet wound in his shoulder, and the other 3 are unbound and laying around the floor. Upon waking up they are extremely confused and have no idea what’s going on. As time goes on their memories start to come back to them and they remember exactly who they are and who the other people are. So without giving away too much of the “secrets” and twists of the movie, that’s the plot in a nutshell.

When I saw the trailer last week for some reason I got the impression that it was going to be a horror movie similar to SAW, but it wasn’t. It was more of a crime action drama-type. At only about an hour and a half long there was never a dull moment and the story moved extremely fast, almost in real time. And while it was an independent movie there are some well known names as well as some pretty decent acting. I’m definitely glad I checked out the trailers before that DVD last week because this movie is definitely worth checking out.

Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?