Credit can only be given for having a decent main cast, ok action and the standard Jason Statham formula, but that's it. Its music is derivative, the characters are uninteresting, the story drags and is too convenient for its own good.
For my full review of Parker (2013), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1904996/reviews-130
Its premise, layered writing and only a couple characters are what make it interesting to see. Sadly, the pacing is slow, the violence is generic and the rest of the cast is flat out boring with cliched development.
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The writing contains highly developed characters that will keep its audience guessing until the very end, along with its unique creatures. The only parts that feel weak are some of the visuals and Graeme Revell's musical score.
For my full review of Pitch Black (2000), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134847/reviews-853
It has good practical effects and a borrowed concept from Jaws (1975) that only can be considered flattering. However, its story and majority of its characters aren't all that different from other characters in other films.
For my full review of Piranha (1978), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078087/reviews-128