Written February 02, 2013
Smart, great, well written movie. Old fashion shoot 'em up with a twist. And even though Stallone is 66 he carries off the action guy so much better than Schwartzenegger or any of the other "old timers".
And Stallone can act....he can say so much with just a simple grunt or scowl.
My Chinese partner and I loved the "Asian" jokes, not PC but funny anyway.
Written February 03, 2013
A fun romp around New Orleans blowing things up. Shooting bad guys. Funny one liners. Sly is an old guy small time criminal drawn into a DC cop's search for a major crime boss. DC cop is clueless about New Orleans or the extent of the criminal enterprise run by a cruel, ruthless African immigrant with an even more cruel and ruthless henchman. What's not to like?
Written February 13, 2013
Don't expect Hamlet here. This is just simple fun. Felt like it should have been shot in Black and White as over the top Film Noir(ish).
Written February 05, 2013
I went into this flick only expecting a little and boy does this movie deliver! I'm soooo tired of all of these writers slamming Stallone. This man is one of the most talented people in the buisness these days and he went out and got Walter Hill to work with him on this no nonsence action movie that is a blast out of your seat from the get go. No it's not going to win best picture or any oscars but, it is exactly what you want out of it. It's fast, fun, big, and actually very good. The movie glides right along and keeps your eyes yearning for more Stallone! The bad guys make you want to put a bullet in there head and the good guys well Semi good, are fun to root for. Jason Mamoa has done a very good job along with Christian Slater and Sung Kang. Sarah Sahi is gorgeous. Walter Hill really did a good job making the action seem real and I just loved the pace it keeps. I honestly would love to see it again. I saw The last Stand and this movie is way better than that. GOOD FUN
Written February 06, 2013
This film is indeed an action packed for sure. Stallone still has the moves; but time is running out for this type of high energy movie for him as the main star. Like all R rated movies today way too much cussing and nudity. I guess I am going to have to accept it, if I want to continue seeing new movies that come out. The acting is good and I liked the storyline. It was a well written script and I can see more of this character to come in the future. I found this film to be very entertaining even with the violence and bloody scenes throughout. I can still recommend this one to see because it is a strong film from start to finish.