Year Released: 2012
Main Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels
Last watched: August 2014
Review Date: August 2014
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: Blu-Ray
Didn’t want to buy this. It was just another disc in a 5 for price of 3 deal. However, I was still intrigued enough and having watched it I still feel that way – it’s intriguing.
Effects: great, possibly even spectacular. Not massively big but every part is acceptable, adds to the atmosphere and doesn’t make you say “nope, that would never happen. This is rubbish.” Joseph’s face is without a doubt an incredible piece of make-up. I had to b forced to accept it was him.
Acting: Rather good. Joseph, Bruce and Emily are wonderful, especially Joseph’s take on Bruce which is so good. The wee kid, name I don’t know, is really spookily awesome. I thought there were more effects on his face but apparently not and he really is that young. Bright future there.
Plot: a little confusing but once you’ve got it you’ll be doing the whole “yeah, of course. Ok, I got it now.” bit.
Direction: Can’t fault it. Nothing out of place. Looked good to me although that doesn’t necessarily mean much.
What else ? Well, there’s a strange violence that’s kind of accepted. Really bad violence in only one area – you’ll see what I mean: watch-time-gun-bang. It’s not the most prevalent part of the plot but it’s absolutely necessary. I can’t really describe it since the rest of the movie isn’t even close to being that dramatically cold. Really odd.
Left with an odd feeling of a scifi drama that has too many mob moments in the artificial surroundings of a club. Think I’d have preferred a bigger chase across the country with more kidnapper-and-kidnappee-learning-new-things-about-themselves. Missing something but not sure what. Just me?
Blu-Ray Extras: Quite a lot showing the making of and interviews and giving a big idea of how everyone felt about the film. Some duplication in the featurettes but not so much that makes you feel cheated. Not bad, could have done with some goofs. I like the goofs.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?