SYNOPSIS: A frustrated “everyman” is recruited into a secret society of assassins in order to murder the man that killed his father, only later to find out that the man he kills actually was his father, etc., etc….
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Slick video game gun-play, over the top production values, and a total disbelief in reality.
PROS AND CONS:Here are the good points about the film:
Apparently if you blow up a city block you can just walk away and the police will NEVER come looking for you
Oh, wait, ….. Another plot twist means another fight / shootout scene…..oy vay…..
This is the type of film where I get a total disconnect. I imagine the target audience here (which is 15 year olds going on 35) and get somewhat disturbed. I can’t imagine what the body count in this film is (50? 60?) but I recall that they were all terribly graphic with brains and blood everywhere (including the first three minutes of the film).
This is a video game where there is no controller except for the stop/play button the remote. I like looking at Angelina Jolie, but I was ready for this to end about 60 minutes into it.