I went into this movie with rather mediocre expectations. I enjoy Elizabeth Banks and Ed Burns, but I had only seen Sam Worthington in Avatar and that left a lot to be desired. Although, I didn't necessarily feel it was his fault as it was the weak story.
That being said, I was wonderfully surprised at what a great thriller movie this was. The story was great, it was perfectly paced and kept moving along at a steady pace so you didn't get bored and they didn't go so fast that you got lost and couldn't keep up. I loved the back story about why he is on the ledge and why they were committing robbery. I really thought he and Banks played well off each other and it ended up being a great movie. I will keep an eye out for Worthington in the future. He reminded me of a younger Russell Crowe in this. This is what "The Next Three Days" with Banks should have been and wasn't.
I loved the movie, but hated the ending, it leaves you hanging with some very un-resolved loose ends. I hate when they do that. I realize they assume the audience is smart enough to decide where they want it to go and how they want it to end, but a movie that was as good of a political thriller as this was, it did it a real disservice. Overall, it was a great political thriller that is unfortunately more true than I want to give it credit for.
I can't say enough good things about this movie. I am partial to Spielberg, I have been a fan of his since childhood, so I will concede that upfront. It was one of the most visually stunning pieces I've seen in a while. It is long, but it really doesn't feel that way when you are watching it. I love how you follow the horse and in doing so learn about the different aspects of World War I, each of the countries involved and the situations people involved on each side along the way. The horse and Albert grow up together, learn things about themselves through the war. and ultimately find each other again. Its just a great story with so many other stories woven into it. Fabulous movie, one of the few worth seeing this year at the theater. So well done and a rare family movie that doesn't cower to the kids. Although I don't recommend little kids for this.
I went to see this begrudgingly but it was really pretty good. The story moved along well and didn't bombard you with so much action that it had no story. I was a fan of the original, but the two that followed left a lot to be desired. This one is very unlike the first one, but it stands alone on its own pretty well. Plot was good, enjoyed his team and great stunts. Its one of the cleanest action flicks I've seen in a while. It was really good- highly recommend it.