Not the utter car wreck i had been lead to believe this would be, The Counselor was, well, i'm not sure.
One hell of a handsome film, with an exceedingly handsome cast, that i will say.
As for the rest? Well yes, the script is clunky as sin, but i sort of got over the pseudo-philosophical, exposition-heavy dialogue the same way i just roll with the stylised dialogue in an old noir or gangster flick.
Though there as…
amusing enough, this was far from the travesty of film making i thought it was going to be.
Highly derivative? Absolutely! Entertaining? Totally. It works well enough for a lazy Saturday afternoon watch and there was some fun visuals, even if they do seem like a mish-mash of a pg-13 Underworld & about every other moody YA adaptation out there.