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For one thing, the music is really well placed and sounds cool, and rather than just being a mindless action flick it's got a more character driven story. Also, the quality of the cinematography from several creative angles makes the entire film's style out to look really good.
The action is well paced and not over the top. It's realistic and doesn't move too quickly too keep up with. Plus, choice to cast Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke and Michael Caine who have all been nominated for best actor at the oscars one time or another ensures that the all star cast becomes a crowd pleaser.
I personally loved almost a lot of the aspects of the film, so I guess criticism would have to be based on the fa that it was a remake, and remakes are near-impossible to get right. But if this wasn't a remake, it would have got better reviews. I'll have to see the original sometime
When Carter discovers his brother was in fact murdered, the purpose of his journey home changes from redemption to revenge. In his rage induced quest to bring down the men who killed his brother, Carter soon becomes embroiled in a deadly web of intrigue involving an internet porn ring, local mobsters and a corrupt computer billionaire.
also stars Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, John C. McGinley, Rhona Mitra, Johnny Strong and John Cassini.
directed by Stephen T. Kay.
Stephen Kay was never the correct director for this type of film. He lacks the restraint to create a film that would have worked better as a noir. The film moves a lot and the poor direction leaves you lacking any character creation.
The story was interesting but you always knew who the baddies would be thanks to the casting. The film at its core would of been interesting but sadly under Stallone & Kay the film is mind numbing. Stallone is just so flat and uninteresting to hold your interest. I would have liked him to use some of the Copland acting to create something of interest.
This is simply a poor action film, the story should of been more in line with the old school style of filmmaking.
This movie is nothing fantastic. It would even qualify as a B-flick, but it is not really bad. It is a nice enough action/thriller flick to kill an evening with without really getting disappointed. I have not seen the original one so I am not pre-conditioned against this movie which perhaps helps.
Sylvester Stallone does a quite acceptable performance in the role of the silent and threatening mob enforcer. He plays as you would expect him to do and if you do not like Stallone, well then there is not much to do about it. Personally I think he has his style and I like it and do not really want him to change it just because some critics find it "lacking".
The movie itself and the story is also fairly okay. Again nothing fantastic or particularly innovative but good enough. It has its ups and downs though. Especially in terms of pacing which is a bit uneven. Sure, not everything can be car chases or fist fights but when it slows down it really slows down. Even though it is a gangster/action/thriller movie it is not overly violent. As a matter of fact it is fairly tame in the sense that, as soon as someone actually gets killed this happens off the scene and is left to the viewer's imagination. A bit silly if you ask me but it did not really bother me too much either so.
Close to the end the director indulges himself in some very annoying psychedelic flickering scenes, presumably to hide some of the violence in the final fighting between Stallone and the bad guy. That did bother me. I really do not like such epilepsy inducing nonsense. Not that I have epilepsy but it still strains my eyes and really bother me.
Anyway, it was a decent enough movie and certainly good enough to get, at least, an average rating.