Fighting back after four years as a yakuza sex-slave, a woman (Salma Hayek) matches wits and weaponry with a legion of killers who are out to collect the bounty on the heads of her and her family.
I could sum up this entire film in two words; Kill Bill. If you know of Quentin Tarantino's cult-classic film "Kill Bill", then you would instantly know what to expect. A character thrown into the middle of a situation without any real form of backstory or explanation. Then add female assassins, and in the end a boss that she must defeat for the freedom of her child.
This movie took longer than I had hoped to properly explain itself. While 'Kill Bill' had a reason for the main character to not know everything that had occurred, there was no reason for a little bit of exposition earlier in the film. There were certainly some surprising points and some shock factor, but overall I was a bit confused as to what was going on for most of the film. It was almost as f there was no proper script to it.
It just ended up feeling a little unbalanced. Mixing extreme gun fights with housekeeping, and disembodied heads with babysitting. It was a mishmash of events that made little sense. All I could think of is how small the budget must have been as the whole film seemed to occur within one room and a hallway. There were a reasonable amount of camera angles and creative ways to see or hear things to keep it within the limited environment, but in the end, I really felt it did the movie no favours. It seemed to needlessly reduce possibilities, and lacked authenticity.
This film is all well and good if you want to see Salma Hayek shoot lots of people, but if you are after an engaging plot with characters that feel genuine, you certainly won't find it here.
Random listing from 'Movies'...
It's male bonding taken to ludicrous extremes! There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighbourhood - and the world - from annihilation!
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs."
Joan Didion (1934 - ), 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem'