Saturday, 21 August 2010


I have admit, I was looking forward to this movie. An action pic with a female lead that doesn't depend on her being extremely slutty all the time. I suppose it helped that this was original a male lead with a rewrite (some parts rewritten more than others, I'm thinking), but still "strong female lead" applies.

The basic premise of "top agent revealed to be double agent" is pretty much all this movie needs to get going. There is the inevitable "is she/isn't she?" argument going on, although one suspects the truth right from the start (she's the lead!!!), and the answer is given about half-way through. That doesn't stop any of the action, and there's a lot of ass kicking to go around (that being what the movie is really about, not any spy/political rubbish).

Angelina Jolie is the leading lady in question, and she must have very tough feet. She is also more than capable of taking on the action without pausing for breath. Liev Schreiber is her superior, but remains type cast. Chiwetel Ejiofor gets the best non-action moments and would be lead contender for returning in any sequel (aside from Angelina of course), should there be one.

Go in and enjoy this movie, but don't expect deep plot. Not that anyone cares.


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