A good, classic SciFi
This movie lacks several things, like: characters that you actually care about, or any interesting/three dimensional characters at all, much of a plot, or even a "driving force" (except "I need the money").
I'm wondering how much this differs from the original (which I now will try to watch, if I can get a hold of it), because this seems a bit "westernized" (or maybe "Americanized"), and soulless. It's not that often an "English language version" is directed by the…
"Alfie bubbles with impudent humor and ripe modern wit!"*
I have a hard time seeing the comedy and "impudent humor" in this movie. Maybe it's because the world, and what's topical (or what's "impudent"), have changed some in the 55 years since this was made.
There are some, few, funny moments, but not enough that I would call this a "comedy". (The [then] "modern wit" i can see though..).
This movie feels a bit like a mix between Fight Club…
This movie started to lose me nearly 20 minutes in, when they've decided to change the geography of Europe and put Ukraine in the Balkans.
I'm not very impressed by this movie, it's not a bad movie, but I wouldn't call it good either, it's just "Meh".
The acting is good, the visuals and production design is good, the script is decent, but the plot isn't particularly good..
It had me thinking it would go in a different direction several…