Thursday, 25 February 2016


You want a basic popcorn action flick? Well, I’ve got a basic popcorn action flick for you.

This starts with Daft Punk committing a bank robbery, with one of the robbers being unmasked (which has very little impact on the plot). As well as getting some diamonds, there is also a computer chip, of course, and so the race is on for the bad guys (by inference more than anything else) working for The Senator try to track down the robbers and get back the chip by any means necessary. Which involves a lot of action. And then it ends on a suggestion of a sequel? Not sure, but I’m not looking for one.

And yet the top three actors in this are Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy and Morgan Freeman. What the hell are they doing in this? I gather this was well advertised in places, but it doesn’t earn it. There are paper thin plots that give some excuse for action sequences, and then there are action sequences that just happen without bothering with even a simplistic excuse, and I’m sure this is the latter. (If there is indepth plot, I completely missed it.)

Meh, if you want action, sure, but otherwise if you never see it, you’re not missing out on anything.


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