(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 01/14/2017
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 50 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 24.6 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6041.2 miles
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:
- Very high production value
- Lots of location shooting (Chicago)
- Interesting use of special effects
Here are the bad points about the film:
- Nothing but a blood fest
- Far more gore than there needs to be.
- The plot is …… wait….what….plot????
- 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.
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This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
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This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.