I recently told my sister she would get some payback for teasing me the other day.
Yeah. I don't think so.
Because what I was planning to do, can't even be considered being close to something even remotely connected to the term "payback".
Real payback is what Mel does in this film.
Like hell if I'm gonna beat the crap out of her, shoot her, hit her with my car, blow her up with a bomb, or turn her in to the police! And being a total badass while doing it.
Yeah. I think I'll just stick to switching her sugar with salt or something...
I couldn't help but feeling that this film was a little slow going. The dialogue, the action scenes, the humor, isn't quite as... snappy, as the first film. It's a shame, really.
The wonderful cast saves this film from a total snooze fest, though. The ever so brilliant Helen Mirren is a pure delight to watch, as with John Malkovich who really makes my day with his portrayals.
This is a typical film to watch for the performances. A couple of solid action scenes as well.
I think it's safe to say that there are few films that have made such an impact on me as Steve McQueen's... yes, MASTERPIECE "12 Years a Slave". The way he depicts the horrors of slavery is truly in a league of its own.
I have always felt that McQueen has a tedious way of telling a story, but with this film, his way of directing is nothing but remarkably effective.
Combine this with a cast that do their parts…
First time I saw this film, I was nearly thirty. Up until then I had always thought Rambo was this typical mainstream, all-muscles-no-brain kind of explosion-action flick, where Stallone shirtless showed all kinds of muscles while ripping throats open and killing whole armies alone with his bare hands.
It is safe to say I was surprised.
Mainly by the depth in the Rambo character. That guy has issues, and Stallone really proved himself as an actor portraying this.