The Fifth Commandment Reviews
- The characters in this movie are simplistic, boring and are not fleshed out very well. They keep making stupid choices.
- the acting is stiff and done poorly.
- this movie is filled with plotholes.
- Rick Yune who plays as Chance (the protagonist of this movie) keeps talking in a deep gruff voice and his 'brother' Miles talks the same way. Who are these morons try to sound like?
- the plot is poorly written.
- the camera shifts a lot.
- the action scenes are overly editted and poorly done. They're not very impressive.
- the dialogue is poorly written.
- the wrong sounds play at certain parts; for example, in one scene a gun shot sound plays at a time when an explosion occurs.
- the cops go after Chance without investigating and proving that he killed a cop. It clearly shows in the movie that Chance did not kill a cop at all, he only killed bad people.
- the girl that Chance protects is very annoying and stupid, and what's even worse than her is the fact that she does not die in this movie. She really should die.
Overall, this movie is more trouble than it's worth. It's dull and boring. There is no redeeming quality to found in it, IT JUST PLAIN SUCKS. IT IS NOT WORTH WATCHING. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER DUMBASS ACTION MOVIE THAT TRIES TO BE LIKE THE "BOURNE IDENTITY" AND FAILS MISERABLY. DON'T EVER WATCH IT. 0/10
The movie was horribly mis-casted and poorly written that I got confused on what was happening during the first 10 or 15 minutes. When he was rescued by Max from a contract killing gone sour, Chance was portrayed by an Asian child actor. Then when he turned into a young adult, (played by BooBoo Stewart) he turned into a Caucasian. But for some reason when he grew up, his features miraculously turned back to Asian. Talk about racial identity crisis.
Yune's acting was so stiff, you would think he was constipated or something. I totally agree with the reviewer White Dragon that Angel (Dania Ramirez), the singer (a la J-Lo) and main target of the contract killers, was so annoying you would wish for her to die. But then, she didn't because she also happens to be Chance's love interest in the end (suprise, suprise...lol!).
The action scenes were messed up and poorly edited. It's like watching Chuck Norris acting in a Steven Seagal movie. The stunts were horribly done.
To sum it all up, don't even dare watch this...not unless you have a death wish (die of boredom and cheesiness). I sat through the whole film just because there was nothing else to watch on HBO. Plus the fact that I really wanted to write a movie review today (this my longest movie review in RT to date). Too bad that it was wasted on this wretched action flick.
That said, this film was heavy on the action and light on pretty much everything else. I enjoyed seeing the blindingly hot Dania Ramirez (Heroes) again, but her part was pretty simplistic. In fact all the parts were pretty simplistic. So if you're on a martial arts kick, this movie might be entertaining, but otherwise there are plenty of better action flicks out there.