Sadly most the movie was slow or too cheesy..which really killed it for me. The last 25 mins was the best..most action and best scenes. They could have made this soo much better! The cast was way too good for this kind of output…Paul Bettany..dennis quaid, and some of my fave supporting actors included.
All they had to do was avoid some of the overt cheese like with the grandma climbing the damn wall..and put in more regular action.
So sadly i have to say skip this one, watch it on cable
Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman were both good in it…and i was surprised to see Ray Stevenson..who i loved in Rome…he needs to get more of his own films and not just supporting roles..he’s awesome.
Go see it
BUT then the ending came..again had a great twist at the end..but then a cheesball appearance by dafoe, and a cheesy driving off into the sunset ending..just plain killed it for me. argh the movie deserved better
Dont get me wrong..i liked the movie..especially because the travel lifestyle is something i live..i know what its like to have a goal of millions of miles and to always be upgraded and on the road. And really liked George clooney as usual…even the whole corporate event scene was really great because its exactly like that for us business folks in real life ha! But the movie to me was just sorta so so..had a few sorta laughs..a few sorta depressin moments…i enjoyed it..but i dont see it as the absolute year defining movie
So i’d recommend you see it..but keep expectations low and you’ll enjoy yourself better.
So for a light fun movie..check it out. But if you have to make a choice between it and Avatar..go for Avatar