This film is quite bloody, but it only adds to the ambiance that comes with an otherwise drab toned film. Perhaps the slate gray overtone was what made the blood seem oh so much more vivid and don't get me wrong, the color palate of this film was spot on. It is well shot and well-fought and the end product is a terse 97 minute period action epic. I think the running time contributed to the quick shifts in story, but it is to the movie's benefit as much longer action epics seem to occasionally become self-indulgent, which fortunately doesn't happen here.
The Reel Rhino rates this at 4 of 5 HORNS. I don't know how many theaters will end up carrying this, but it would be an enjoyable watch on the big screen. If not, check it out NOW as it is out there on VOD through a variety of cable companies and content providers.
Perhaps it was the poor performance of DOOMSDAY that led to this early release. Doomsday is by my account a better film than the credit it has received. For now, support a good film...check this out on VOD or at the theater when you have the chance. It is a fun film that is set in another era, in another world to you and I. Keep it coming Mr. Marshall...come hell or high water, I'll keep watching!
This is kind of a tweener review...The Other Guys left me wanting more for the weekend. I couldn't leave my weekend movie series in the "just mediocre" zone, so I am very happy to have checked this out. Next week I will be catching SCOTT PILGRIM vs THE WORLD (check out the trailer below).
Also, keep an eye out for my IMAX vs. ETX technology review that I can tell you now, is a lose lose for the consumer. No matter the end to that story, we (the consumer) lose as prices continue to climb. Hey, $9.99 to watch Centurion seems pretty damn affordable when you start thinking about it that way!
Till next time, take care!