I knew going in this was a black comedy, but I was expecting something a little more inventive, maybe along the lines of You’re Next. It does have a few funny moments but, unlike You’re Next, the female lead survives via a hokey family curse and the incompetence of her pursuers rather than her own agency.
Can we be done with this now? Please? Finis? Sayonara? I can’t keep doing the deja vuing (or deja viewing).
Apple of Eden?!?!?!? When the maguffin makes you (literally) LOL, all is lost.
Have you seen any of Matt Damon’s other Jason Bourne films? Good. Then you don’t need to see this one. It should have been subtitled “Deja Vu.”
I rented this Norwegian disaster film because it was touted as one of those “Great Horror Films You’ve Never Seen.” NOT! Not a horror film. Plot: maverick scientist’s warnings ignored, he’s separated from his family when the worst happens, must survive the disaster (in this case a fjord tsunami) in order to save them. (Sound familiar?)
This film takes itself seriously. As it should, considering its subject is human trafficking. I can’t think of any fate too awful for the creeps who buy and sell human beings. But at its heart this is a revenge film, with endless chases and exhausting mano-a-mano fights. Nothing new to see here. Keep moving.
Supposedly true and based on the Chinese underworld scene in NYC during the 1980s and early 90s, this could have been exciting, but it’s a snoozer. Ray Liotta appears for maybe 10 minutes (probably as a favor to producer Scorcese). Doomed by too small a budget, too many characters, too-small sets (it appears to have been shot in real tenement apartments), and a script that never comes to life.