. From start to finish, Max Payne is an exercise in over direction, tedium, and incoherence. John Moore works hard to create a dark, moody tone by shooting no less than 19 thousand scenes consisting entirely of flickering light bulbs, shadowy alleys, and filthy subway platforms.
I'm not even entirely sure what's going on here between the cop out for revenge, corrupt pharmaceutical company, sexy Russian girls and those weird bird people. Max Payne introduces a lot elements reminiscent of action movies, film noir, and revenge films, but it only succeeds at being s@#t. This film is a bigger failure then the Space Shuttle Columbia's re-entry, which doesn't come as a surprise to a man of infinite wisdom, such as myself. Video Game movies are always terrible, except for Super Mario Bros. which so good I cried blood.