This Southern gothic thriller is all kinds of wrong but at the same time very right.
McConaughey is a force of nature in this film. Between this and Magic Mike he's transformed himself from the lead of fluffy rom coms into character actor par excellence. You wouldn't fuck with this guy in a million years, especially if you're as gullible and/or dumb as the Smith's. Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon, Thomas Hayden Church & especially Juno Temple are at the top of…
Taken 2 represents everything that is wrong with the majority of modern action movies. Cardboard characters, dodgy plotting and the director deploying A.D.D, frenetic editing to paper over the fact he doesn't know how to shoot an action scene.
It doesn't help that it's been cut to ribbons in order to achieve a 12 rating that one literally plays out like this -
Four heavies corner Liam and attack him.
A number of close ups show him throwing punches and/or…
If, like me, you've always wondered what the future battle scenes from T1 & T2 would be like stretched out to a full movie keep wondering because you get anywhere near it with this film.
Despite a reported budget of $200m there's hardly any large scale battles between humans & Terminators. McG and (rumoured) army writers showed balls trying to change the dynamic of the previous films from a chase movie to a men on a mission tale but there's hardly any…