Written August 11, 2012
GReat Move. This was a nicely created re-work of the classic original. The twists that were added actually improved on the "believability" over the original. THere was enough difference, actually, to qualify it as a totally different movie.
The story line kept moving very well. The elevator scene had me holding my breath even.
Definately two thumbs up!
Written September 30, 2014
Big budget action, incredible effects and a good cast can't save this movie. Why you ask? It simply takes itself far too seriously. Don't get me wrong, I will admit I am generally no fan of Colin Farrell. He does a decent job. Kate Beckinsale steals the movie as a raging, tactically efficient combat b*tch (had she performed like this in Underworld series we'd all be better off). Jessica Biel is meh. I digress. The biggest pain of the movie is that it never pauses for a simple laugh or joke. The characters never stop even for a split-second to acknowledge how weird it was that they just had a shootout in zero gravity, or narrowly escaped death for the 15th time. It just keeps pushing the pace, and it's simply not good enough to do that.
Written August 04, 2012
Borrows all the memorable scenes from the original, but, other than special effects, doesn't add anything new or unique. If you're going to remake a successful film, a borderline cult classic, why bother if you can't come up with anything fresh?
As with the original, logic & sense don't have much of a place. The motivation for the villain, Cohaagen, is preposterous, and the threatened "invasion" would be undone if one character would just stop posing for the camera and think.
The one small upside for me was Kate Beckinsale. Her Terminator-esque/assassin take on the role originally performed by Sharon Stone, has its moments, but not enough to turn my thumb up.
Still, if you can enjoy the eye-candy (depending on you bent—Beckinsale, Biels, or Farrell), it's not a complete waste of time.
A borderline No/So-So.
Written August 04, 2012
A movie about the love of a man for a woman -- in this case the man is action movie director Len Wiseman and the woman is his wife, action movie goddess Kate Beckinsale. She's the bad guy here, and she gets all the best lines, poses, moments: the movie worships her, and I am now definitely a convert. Apart from Beckinsale, there's not too much that is outstanding about the movie (though the action sequences are nicely done), and it has absolutely nothing of the wit and genius of the original. As a sci-fi movie, it doesn't really earn its right to exist, but as a Beckinsale vehicle it will more than do.
Written August 03, 2012
It was a good movie not great but good. I cant say i really want to see it again but im glad i saw it the first time. personally i liked it better then the first one and for those who believe that statement is akin to blasphemy please realize that while the old one was great for its time if that version had been released today it would have been a laughing stock. the action and story is good but it seemed to be missing something. still a good movie though