11. "Fun, but I wish they’d have taken this thing seriously" In response to Reply # 0 Sun Feb-25-24 09:45 PM by Cold Truth
The kid from Hunger Games is garbage, turning in a performance that could work on, say, an episode of SVU as the Rape Bro Of The Week, but somehow manages to be trash on a movie where the bar is low going in.
That’s the one big miss here.
And it’s filled with idiotic commentary from just about everyone from start to finish. Tighten that up and things easily improve.
I didn’t expect much, but this shit felt like the writers and half the cast didn’t either.
And yet I thoroughly enjoyed it due to a few exceptions:
-Phylicia Rashad, but that was expected. She had nothing to work with and yet she made magic from it.
-The scumbag scammer bro who got her was perfect. I loved every second of his screen time. That’s how you do b movie cheese.
-The mafia middleman running the main call center. Another home run. Dude chewed the scenery every moment he was on.
-Statham made the most of very little, enough where I want to see where he goes and what he does next. I’d like to see a bit of history to go with it.
I think with a few different choices this could have been a good action flick and not just dumb fun.
I was happy with the dumb fun I got because I knew what I was signing up for, but it’s rare when I come out of a movie like this feeling like they left something on the table. This one does. I think the “Beekeeper” premise actually has legs.
“Why didn’t you do this in your own god damn country?"
-All Stah's view on undocumented immigrants wanting to be treated like human beings.