Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.
Costner is essentially playing the same over-the-hill, reluctant-but-badass gun-toting hero that Willis has been playing for years, and in 3 Days to Kill, he’s even saddled with something more challenging than killing bad guys with names like The Albino and The Wolf — keeping a teenage daughter out of trouble.
The tonally schizophrenic sci-fi actioner ‘Elysium’ and the unfunny mafia comedy ‘The Family’ arrive in Blu-ray-DVD combo packs, and at least one of them is still making an impression.
Though he has a ton of capable talent including Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro, Luc Besson creates a messy film in ‘The Family’
I’m all for implausible and efficient action movies, especially when they’re big and ridiculous and having fun. But there’s nothing to Taken 2, which is downbeat and deadly serious—except for one memorable car chase in the middle of the film.
Much like The Raid Redemption, Lockout, the newest offering from EuroCorp, purveyor of medium budget action fare, is a stupid Sci-Fi movie that can’t see past its own cliches far enough to contribute anything to the genre. There is nothing in the film that hasn’t been seen before and better elsewhere. Current advertisements liken it [...]