Killing Season Reviews
Travolta was good, De Niro is always great cause I adore him as an actor! The action was as much as I wanted, the scenes of the fighting were really realistic and kept me at the edge of my seat. Even this back and forth thing that one was freed and the other was freed and so on and so forth, was nicely done and was not tiring.
It's a nice rental for a relaxed week night, with some pop corn or a pizza, if you can handle eating with bloody scenes!
Imagine if you will, John Travolta attempting a Serbian accent. Imagine what that would be like for 90 minutes. Yep, it's as bad as you just imagined. Travolta's awful accent competes for ridiculousness with his 'hair' which at times appears to be a specially designed swimming cap and at others a bald head that has been very neatly coloured in with very black permanent marker.
This is so rubbish in so many ways, it seems so little effort has gone into the enterprise, that it has an active contempt for the viewer. It openly defies you to bother summoning the will to dislike it. Or sit all the way through it. I managed it in three chunks. Both actors seem to be putting in the bare minimum effort; the extended dialogue scene between the two in Colonel Something's cabin looks like a half-arsed script read through/failed improvisation that got left in by mistake....The action is limp, the script is nothing, the performances are shambolic.
I expect this kind of nonsense from Travolta, but the disappointing thing is I have come to expect it from De Niro. It's sad and perplexing to watch him drive nails into the coffin of a once brilliant career that already has more nails in it than it could ever possibly need. Nothing is getting out of that coffin Bobby, why are you doing this?
Full review at ponderflix on wordpress.