Just what it says on the tin: a rough ranking of 2012 commercial film releases in the US (market for…
The Cold Light of Day
Be careful who you trust.
A young American (Cavill) uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain.
[INSERT GENERICALLY HANDSOME LEAD HERE]
'Oh no I'm on the run and my family has been kidnapped'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no, this silly plot twist has really left me alone now. And I'm being chased by the villain who was already revealed in the poster and the trailer. Where should I go?'
[INSERT CONVENIENTLY HANDSOME ACTRESS HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no I'm being shot at by magical bullets that can't seem to hit me and I've fallen off buildings and stuff but I'm just an average Joe. I'm still running faster than trained professionals and kicking their asses though.'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]…
Superman and John McClane in the same action film - It can’t fail, right? WRONG! The Cold Light of Day is a paint by numbers action thriller with hints of Bourne and Hitchcock but without the mastery of either. Here we are supposed to believe a broker, albeit one with a chiseled body and model good looks, can outsmart and outfight a gang of CIA agents. Sadly this is easier to believe than the idea that Henry Cavill is the next big thing in action films. Having sat through a number of his movies I have yet to see any great acting talent or hint of natural charisma.
The film has plenty of chases (be they on foot or in…
This film should never have seen the cold light of day.
Armed with my cinema pass, too much free time, and the fact I'd already seen everything else at the cinema I went to go see this film, not even having ever heard of it. I still have no idea what it was about, but I know one thing... it needed more Bruce Willis.
Sigourney Weaver, coitada, deve ter muitas contas pra pagar!
Bruce Willis should really have known better than this. Sigourney Weaver deserves better than this. As an audience we deserve better than this. Boy was this shit. A complex and stupid plot revolves around a C.I.A. agent and his kidnapped family in Spain. Henry Cavill is the unwitting pawn in a larger conspiracy that reeks of a half finished script that doesn't know where it wants to go and why. Willis is fleeting in his role and Weaver is a cliche of a trouser-suited power dresser. As menacing as a shop-a-holic in the January sales Weaver loses all credibility in a role she should have passed on. A series of chase sequence after chase sequence this crap has no direction and little imagination. Awful,awful,awful this is one to avoid.
Be prepared for a lot of "Why the fuck?" and "What the hell" moments.
Νεαρός Αμερικάνος πηγαίνει στην όμορφη καλοκαιρινή Ισπανία για ολιγοήμερες διακοπές με την οικογένεια του που ζει εκεί,αυτή όμως πέφτει θύμα απαγωγής για τον απλούστατο λόγο πως ο πατέρας του είναι στην πραγματικότητα πράκτορας της CIA και έχει μπλέξει σε κάτι πολύ μεγάλο,οπότε πρέπει να δράσει άμεσα. Χιτσκοκικού ύφους κατασκοπευτικό θρίλερ το οποίο θα κάνει το μακαρίτη Χιτς να στριφογυρίζει στον τάφο του.Ο Cavill δίνει μια ερμηνεία επιπέδου Γκρέκα Φιλμ Λεφάκης,ο Bruce Willis μάλλον το είδε σαν μια καλή ευκαιρία για τσαμπέ διακοπές στην Ισπανία,η δε εμφάνιση για μισό λεπτό του Colm Meaney στο τέλος μυρίζει προάγγελος σίκουελ(άμα γίνει κι αυτό...).Εκτός αν έτρωγε παέγια εκεί διπλά,είδε κάμερες,κόσμο,κακό και είπε να περάσει μια βόλτα.
The full 2.5 stars goes to Henry Cavill... the film itself is pointless and awful.
Si en lugar de este disparate (y si eres español o conoces algo del país, aún te lo parecerá más), hubieran contado que Superman resulta que es hijo de John McClane y que se pelea con Ripley mientras Cantinflas se dedica a beber, hacer el idiota y ordenar torturas pues todos nos lo hubiéramos pasado mucho mejor.
Aunque siguiera siendo un disparate, claro, lo sería mucho menos.
I think I got a free copy of this on Vudu. I never heard of it but I have a total guy crush on bruce Willis and I'd totes have his babies.
Okay, what the fuck did I just watch? What was this "acting" from Superman, my god I've seen better in a day time soap and I know he's a competent actor so WHAT HAPPENED? What a turd....
The Cold Light Of Day (2012)
Bruce Willis doesn't stick around long enough to make good action.
Run of the mill thriller with too much shooting and running around,
This film is all about luggage.
Henry Cavill arrives in Spain for holiday having lost his suitcase whereupon he becomes embroiled in an dispute between a bunch of different secret service agents battling over a mysterious suitcase.
Sadly, for the makers of this nonsense, a film about where Cavill's Bermuda shorts and suntan had actually ended would've been more interesting than this tosh.
Good storyline. Very interesting camera angles.
About as fresh as mouldy cheese.
- The Turin Horse
- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
- Holy Motors
- The Master
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
- Project X
- Act of Valor
- Piranha 3DD
- Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
- The Devil Inside
The worst films I've seen that were released in 2012 in ranking order. All are 1 1/2 stars or lower.