Paul Thomas is a veteran from the Golden Age of Porn in the 1970s who's made a very successful transition from being an actor to a director. The Vision is a witty and mischievous adult fantasy that, surprisingly, I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. The premise is so old it should be wearing a colostomy bag: two rich bored guys hire an illusionist to bring their erotic dreams to life. Ta-da. Uh-huh. Right. I can see it now. You are getting v-e-r-r-r-y sleepy ZZZZZZ. Can you say boring? But it's not. And the reason The Visionâ€� works as well as it does is because Thomas brings the same elements to his films that he did when he was an actor: a sly intelligence, and comic timing as sharp as Wolverine's claws. Years ago, when Deep Throat was seen as revolutionary smut, Thomas was on that short list of erotic performers (Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, and Ron Jeremy) who were talented enough to appear in non-pornographic mainstream films, but never got the opportunity. Remember how Brian De Palma broke poor Annette Haven's heart by not casting her in Body Double? Thomas was never one of those porn actors who embarrassed himself when he wasn't fucking. Thomas uses what he learned wisely. The actors in The Vision like working with Thomas, and it shows. No, he doesn't re-invent the wheel, but the twists and turns in the story move smoothly, and the sex doesn't look awkward or unnatural. The Vision will make you horny and leave you with a smile on your face. It's a great TV pilot episode for a new sit-com on Fox. All that's missing is a laugh track.
Reviewed by: Sci-FiPolyGuy from Unknown.