Wow. Really disappointing.
Wooden, one dimensional acting across the board - Jacki Weaver was the one exception, the brief, shining rainbow across a beige sky.
Park is credited as a writer in all of his best movies (The Vengeance Trilogy, Joint Security Area) but not this one and his lack of input shows - the weak messy story tries really hard to be clever but stumbles along for 90 minutes and just kind of ... ends.
Park's films are normally…
I mentioned to my girlfriend while watching this movie that it felt like a bit of a copy or a distant cousin of Gattaca - wouldn't you know it, same director.
Not a bad movie, nice idea, but weird that the same director would do another movie with a similar, noir, retro kind of feel.
I really did not understand how the arm wrestling thing worked though (not a spoiler!), it just made no sense. And the wrist-watch/time display on the arm thing was just so far outside the realms of possibility, it just annoyed me.
But, you know, I liked it ok I guess.
From the director who brought you 'Jurassic Park 3' and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'. At least he had the common sense to cast Hugo Weaving (performing his best Arnold Schwarzenegger impression), how can you go wrong with that guy?
The best thing about this movie was that it ended. Don't bother with this one folks, The Dark Knight it ain't.