Part murder mystery, part love story, part commentary on the Argentinian justice system, this story of a man revisiting a case he worked on before his retirement for the purposes of writing a novel (OR IS IT) is not so much about the overall story as it is about the individual scenes (particularly memorable are the scene where his crush goads the suspect in the hopes of getting a confession, the football match sequence, the scene in the lift and…
Surprisingly acceptable, could have done without the random subplots/minor characters that went nowhere (why bother having Whoopi Goldberg in your movie and then underuse her like this, does not compute), the uberpredictability and the sexism (also I am pretty sure that is not how adrenalin works), but enjoyed the dynamic between the four brothers, the soundtrack and the scene in the lift up to the showdown with Shredder (priceless).
Special mention to Discount Christopher Walken. Embrace that baddie role, Discount Christopher Walken!
"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"
I wanted to be so much more impressed by and engaged with this film than I was. Honestly, rather than gasping at the supposed twists, I was gasping at the sudden and unexpected appearance of Jaime Lannister. That and the blatant Matrix plagiarising. Though the HAL-esque drones were good.
Also, the ending...WHUT.