Monday, August 29, 2011

Colombiana - Movie Review



Fandango Blurb:
Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths.

My Review:
Whoa! I really was surprised with this vengeance flick. The previews just irritated me with the line they played over and over again, "Never forget where you came from." And that's the one thing I can say was kinda missing in the film - I still didn't know where she came from. As far as depth of character, there wasn't much there. Like the love between her and her father. The grooming of her into an assasin and the stupidity of her leaving a calling sign for the people she killed on the side who murdered her parents. But, hey, it was an awesome ride of slick violence, great techniques and of course - a high body count. My husband and the other guy with us loved the flick. The ladies were even a bit impressed. I was impressed and can say that I turned my head this way and that at how this little slip of a lady was handling the killing business. An action packed, fast passed, revenge flick with a feminine twist. I give it 3.5 out of 5 orchids.

7 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I totally agree with you about the trailer irritating me. I found it vague and too much 'bang'. Thanks for giving us your thoughts. :)

Hey, I'm back to blogging after and 8 week hiatus.

LM Preston said...

Yay! I'm coming to your blog to check you out :-D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Interesting. I'm not sure it's really for me. I'd probably get annoyed by the lack of depth and too much focus on violence, aspect.

-Lauren

Kelly Hashway said...

Hmm, I haven't seen the trailer for this yet. Maybe my lack of power had something to do with it? Or maybe I've been writing so much I forgot I have a TV. My WIP is finished--for now--and the TV works again, so maybe I'll get to see the trailer.

LM Preston said...

Go Kelly! I should have been finishing mine :-D

Mardel said...

Colombiana....sounds like a kick ass movie, and sometimes just watching a female be the strong vengeance type is good enough for me. For a kind of fluffy bloody movie that is. :)

cleemckenzie said...

No depth, heh? AND annoying? I'm not much into violence, so guess this one doesn't hold much for me. Thanks for the heads up!