Posted on 10/23/09 07:19 AM
First let me just say Max Payne should have been rated R. No, the version in theaters right now should be PG-13, but they should have kept the movie rated R. Yes, it probably would have gotten less money in the box office, but the game is rated M and I loved both games. The movie itself wasn?t bad, but it could have been way better.
Max Payne is played by Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), a cop who is trying to find the killer who killed his wife and baby. Mona Sax is played by Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), a rich girl looking for her sister?s killer. (Seriously, they really don?t tell us who she really is.) Lt. Jim Bravura is played by Chris ?Ludacris? Bridges (Crash). BB Hensley played by Beau Bridges (The Good German), the boss of Max Payne?s wife. Chris O?Donnell (Vertical Limits) who has maybe 7 minutes of screen time playing Jason Colvin. Donal Logue (Ghost Rider), who apparently gets killed in ever movie he stars in, plays Alex Balder, Max?s old partner. Last but not least Amaury Nolasco (Transformers) plays Jack Lupino, the bad guy of the movie? Damn that?s a lot of actors.
The story of the movie has little to do with the game. Just like every video game movie out there, they have to alter it so they can make everyone happy. It really doesn?t work, but there our some pretty impressive scenes in the movie. I don?t want to spill the beans on anything, but the last 30 or so minutes of the movie is really, really good. The first half is pretty slow, and a little disappointing. Over all, the movie was worth it. Max Payne is not the best movie based on a game, but the action and slow motion in the movie was really good, when it was going on. All in all see it if you are a fan of the game, if not see it if you want to watch a different type of action movie.