Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just another Popcorn Movie -- Max Payne

A typical popcorn movie, adapted from some popular video game (although I never heard of it...), a lot of shooting, bombings, fightings, etc. But the plot is so lousy that you just can't wait to "predict" the next scene.

I cannot see any real "acting" from Mark Wahlberg. He is gorgeous in Shooter, but that does not mean that he can only be a "shooter", not even for always. A career in Hollywood nowadays means much more that shooting around with some extraordinary killing machines.

Western audience may still get fascinated by the "black angles", but go check out the Japanese movie Death Note triology! I'm pretty sure that this American version is just another copy-cat.
BTW they even don't pay much effort in the movie posters:
Looks familiar? Now look at these:
Now we can name them "Bad-Luck Gunman Trio"...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

on the first look, i seriously thought it is another Bourne movie