Walter Hill serves up another stylised action flick that revolves around Stallone's dead pan performance as a hitman pairing up with Korean police rookie Sung Kang. This isn't a take on the buddy movie, in fact, there's little chemistry between the two, and there are good supporting perfromances from Jason Momoa as an out of control hitman and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as a smarmy African warlord who has the city's politicians in his pocket.
How you will like this depends on…
Stylish film noir with great cinematography and soundtrack rather ruined by pretending it's a bit more clever than it actually is. The way Casey Affleck's deputy sheriff turns into a complete sociopath is never explained, and throughout the violence (most of it aimed at women), the plot and story got lost somewhere. Casey Affleck's accent borders on the incredibly irritating leaving you with a movie that just is not the sum of it's parts.
The third and final musical on my musical marathon is this much maligned version of the stage play. Twenty minutes in and you are left wondering why on earth someone let you watch another demented chick flick until it (when the music starts) metamorphasises into a different creature altogether.
The music is Abba, so you know whether you are going to like it or not, and contrary to belief, though the songs were crafted as perfect pop songs, they are…
You can look at this film in two ways, one - you can pick holes in it as your theories about time travel differ from the directors, or two - you can sit back and enjoy the ride without trying to give yourself a head fuck.
I chose the latter.
Bruce Willis has never been more grizzled and Joseph Gordon Levitt gives a solid performance in the lead and there's also a good supporting cast, particularly from Emily Blunt, who…