Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Colateral Damarge

If it wasn't for the 9/11 association with this movie, I doubt anyone would have noticed it at all. There's nothing original here, and I'm thinking someone tried to make it a comedy along the way, but could only sneak a few scenes in.

Schwartzenegger plays a husband whose wife and son are killed because of TERRORISM! And so he launches into a one man crusade to... get into Colombia, get into the bad guy's compound, then fail to do anything exciting. Then we get the last twenty minutes, which are nearly getting interesting, but it's too late by then.

Schwartzenegger going after the bad guy isn't new, and neither is a jungle setting (Predator or Commando anyone?). This movie does be slightly different by Schwartzenegger never firing a weapon, but you definitely feel like you've seen it before. And speaking of having seen before, I had to check the cast list because I thought I spotted... Cliff Curtis! Playing a Colombian. Way to not portray all Maori as Mexican there man. We also get cameo appearances from John Leguizamo and John Turturro, but not enough of them end up dead.

A completely forgettable movie that would have come and gone if not for the timing...


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