March 9, 2013
Slightly More Than a Pretty Face, but not by much
Decent date movie. Ladies will love Colin Ferrel and men will be charmed with Noomi Rapace, who's pretty damn hot despite the scars. It's a complex plot, but not quite so solid. It might've been better served by keeping somescenes that were likely cut. The story felt too forced or a stretch in any normal viewers' imagination. Some great tension in the movie and suspense as it became a fairly nice "reveal." But, some of that momentum was lost and snagged as one is caught thinking more than feeling their way through the movie. It was carried by big names, good looks, sensual energy, and solid action. However, some of these gaps in writing, force fit some ideas that simply eroded the credibility of the story line. It's unfortunate because most were small points of detail that didn't really add much. Instead they detratcted, and apparently squandered some of the real acting talent and opportunities available with such big name stars. Happy I saw it. Would not see it again though.
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