I literally cannot decide if I enjoyed this movie or not. I enjoyed the spoofing on James Bond and the whole premise of The Kingsmen. Colin Firth and Mark Strong are always amazing. The direction during the action sequences was fan-bloody-tastic. So I liked it, right?
On the other hand, the whole movie had a super offputting air of.. colonialism. Then there was the brutal violence against civilians that was constantly being shrugged off as nothing significant. And the weird off-tone final moments of.. butt sex? Huh.
I guess I mostly liked it, but I'm not sure I would watch a sequel.
Look, pretty much everything you need to know about this movie you can see in the poster. It's Rutger Hauer and the slogan is: "He's seen the future.. now he has to kill it. He'll need bigger guns." The rest of the movie is written as delightfully terribly as the slogan.
Hauer plays a cop in an alternate future London who must stop an Alien rip-off from tearing out people's hearts. He also calls a dog a "dickhead". Twice.
This is my favorite movie. Yes, Shaun of the Dead. There are some scary bits, some gory bits, some funny bits, and some touching bits, wrapped up in a big message about how behaving like a grown-up is unpleasant but necessary sometimes. The creators of this movie clearly love the genre, and it's full of really delightful in-jokes for the zombie fan.