Kingdom

Year Released: 2007

Main Stars: Jamie Foxx (with perfect, squared haircut), Jennifer Garner

Last watched: July 2011

Review Date: July 2011

Number Watches: 1

Start: Very American and with many shaky cameras. It’s a flag flier fest of fury. There’s also a lot of lame plot set up where each of a ‘crack’ team talk to each other in aghast tones revealing the way governments think of each other, as if this has never been discussed before.

Next stage: Shaky cameras showing the FBI to be good guys and the Saudi police to be split into powerless goodies and big boss baddies.

…and so on. It’s a big screen version of a TV series. Many patronising gimmicks being foisted on a viewing public. Don’t get me wrong, there are flashes of cultural and thriller interest but these are swallowed up by glib Americanisms and those damn shaky cameras.

There’s one very violent and realistic chase and fight scene. It’s VERY violent. But it doesn’t make up for the smaltz afterwards. And what gives with the crappy music? Really. I mean, really. Give it a break with the hanky moments.

Good? No. Big budget, high action but not a good film and the lines stink. BIG time.


Keep DVD?

No.
Watch if on TV?
No.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid. There are a lot better, less cheesy out there. Don’t waste time here.

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About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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