The film starts off well, a group of friends meet up over coffee and one of them mentions that he has a friend with information about stock that is only going up in the near future, they all agree to go in it together and raise the funds to invest.
The movie then copies the theme to Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and creates a sense of panic and a need to raise a certain amount of money before their lives become threatened.
It was nice to see Michael Pitt again after ‘Boardwalk Empire’ & ‘Funny Games’ but the scene stopping moment comes when John Travolta shows up with his new wig, I say wig, I am guessing it is some kind of implant,black paint,superglue attachment, either way a close friend should have pulled him to one side and told him to grow old gracefully or go and get some fake hair that actually looks like hair, not the stinky raccoon he is using at the moment.
Back to the film and it just tried to hard to be slick and clever, a lot of the plot and dialogue has been used for similar films in the last twenty years and by the time the big reveal comes near the end,I just did not care.
The first film was a cracker, filled with suspense,mystery and excitement.
I was looking forward to more of the same in Maze Runner 2, how disappointed can one be in a film,well for me, very!
The film carriers on from the first,the escaped kids are being taken to a safe area,from there the film is filled with moments and scenes that go nowhere,zombie like characters in the style of the ‘walking dead’ weird monsters and a chase team.
The people responsible for this sequel need a smelly cold fish slapped against their face continuously until some brain function returns,Bloody dreadful film.
I like Paul Rudd, he has that every man quality and lends his face beautifully to sarcasm.
So we have had Superman,Spiderman, Batman & now Antman? I am still not sure on this, the action sequences are entertaining and the skill of being able to shrink at will seems to bring as many solutions as it does problems.
I found myself losing interest after thrirty minutes, I am sure a thirteen year old would be glued to the screen, it just didn’t hold my attention even though Paul & Michael Douglous share good chemistry on screen and Paul offers some witty one liners the film quickly fizzles into a forgettable memory.
I found out about Nick Cave after bashing someone’s ear about Morrissey being such a great lyricist,I was told in bolshy terms that he doesnt have anything on Nick Cave,at that time I kind of knew Cave from the five minutes he spent with Kylie Minogue.
Ten years on & he is the best front man,best creator of music I know of.Morrissey still adds to the pool of genuine music to take notice of but Cave really breaks ground and leaves the rest without regard!
Do yourself a favour & downoad each album of Cave & slowly digest his back catalogue.
This movie is one of a dozen that Bruce Willis seems to arrogantly lend five minutes of his time to,if you look at the trailer you would think this is a Bruce Willis movie,Bruce does a day worth of filming tops,this cheapens the film and makes you question the integrity of the film.
The story itself is a rip of the film West World,where robots who look like human beings, take on human emotions and fight against they computer programme,the key difference is that in this film you have killers and rapists who come to see these robots so they can live out their dark fantasies.
The film could have been interesting,but there are too many people in this film that struggle in the acting stakes,just when the film warms up and offers an exciting promise of things to come the writer of this film takes the tried and tested formula of filling the screen with action sequences and chases, this soon becomes dull very quickly.
My lasting feeling of the feel is one of disappointment.
One thing that struck me while watching this film is that Keanu starred in one of the biggest action sci-fi’s of all time but no producer has but him in a real action film,well it’s their loss because he delivers in a cold and calculated way, Keanu plays a bad ass hitman who is forced to come out of retirement due the local mafia treating him like a nobody.
This is not a film to take seriously,it reminds me those films that Arnold and Sly made over again in the 80’s and early 90’s, the director and writer pull it off, the story feels fresh and the action is delivered to match the story rather make up for the lack of one.
I would not be surprised if a John Wick 2 comes out next year, I hope so!
This was such a disappointment,I thought the movie might have been able to capture some of the trauma and pain lived by black folk back in the day, at a time when they were deemed less than equal, instead the movie was just dreary and long-winded.
The actor playing Martin Luther King looked like the man himself but he did not have the inspiration that the real man delivered in reality, there was never a time when I thought I understood why so many people followed MLK in THIS movie, he did not even come across as a leader of men or people,NOW either I have misunderstood who Martin Luther King was or this film has misrepresented him.
The I have a dream speech was excluded from the film???,I thought they were going to build up to this delivery as the climax to the film, or at least use it in the end credits, nope, it was a speech that firmly belong’s in the shade compared to the great ”I have a dream speech”.
Overall, the subject of this film overpowered any true style or content that the film could have delivered.