Full-throttle, no-brainer action flick adapted by Warner Brothers from the comic book series. A U.S. black ops unit in Bolivia is betrayed and left for dead by Max (Patric), their ominous boss who is hell-bent on starting a high-tech global war. While trying to escape with no passport and no money, they meet Aisha (Saldana), a beautiful and tough operative first sent to kill the group's leader Clay (Morgan), but the two hit it off and team up. A disturbing opening scene leads into a surprisingly tight and effective meat-and-potatoes kind of action flick.
With the 2008 release of Tropic Thunder, Hollywood took a long hard look at itself and had a great laugh. That film works because writer/director Ben Stiller dared to venture into the belly of the beast, perfectly skewing the clichés and conventions of Hollywood cinema. Sadly, this parody ...Read More