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12 Rounds – Action Thriller Movie

April 9th, 2009

12 Rounds - John Cena

12 Rounds - John Cena

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Movie: 12 Rounds(2009)

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

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Runtime: 108min



Review :

12 Rounds is a revenge saga with a crime/gangster/cop backdrop. The two main characters are, Danny Fisher a New Orleans police officer, and Miles, a thief. The movie begins with Miles planning a multi-million dollar heist. He smartly pulls the heist and then decides to flee with the money. Danny, who is in pursuit of Miles, succeeds in capturing him. Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment, Miles’s girlfriend dies. Miles, as expected, is not someone to sit and lick his wounds.

Once out of prison, Miles plots revenge against Danny and gives him a 12 round puzzle to solve. These are very mysterious and nearly impossible to crack but solving these is Danny’s only chance to save his fiancée from Miles’s clutches. Obviously, Miles keeps increasing the difficulty as the puzzle progresses.

The movie, crisply edited, and some of the dialogues are refreshing. Daniel Kunka’s screenplay, and Renny Harlin’s direction impose a new style of cine-show and the cinematic pace will blow the audience. Renny Harlin is a trendsetter and this movie speaks in volumes of his true talent.

John Cena gives an above par performance as Danny Fisher. Cena displayed various nuances of thespian skills. His cold rage, agony, morbidity and resolve are all too real to believe. We can easily put ourselves in his place and feel that we would be giving exactly the same reactions. Aidan Gillen as Miles Jackson is equally convincing though he tends to take the game overboard at times.

The movie, filmed mostly in New Orleans, with various other shots taken in Louisiana, It is due on March 27, 2009. 20th Century Fox is the distributor.

Here is to hoping that the movie registers true box office success on its release!

-Edited by Robert G, David S, Trent M.

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Quantum of Solace – Action – Adventure

December 31st, 2008
Quantum of Solace - Daniel Craig

Quantum of Solace - Daniel Craig

Rating: ★★★½☆

Movie: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Studio : Columbia Pictures

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Runtime : 106min

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Bombing, intense, crazy, action-filled, jumpy are all adjectives to describe this amazing film. This opened the movie up to a lot of expectations within the starting 5 minutes. Casino Royale (the previous James Bond movie) is very similar, in so many ways, with Quantum of Solace. The only clear difference is the speed and background information. To start I will identify Casino Royale’s strengths and weaknesses, then compare them with Quantum of Solace’s.

In the beginning of Casino Royale the film was action-filled from the start yet it explained in a lot of detail the background story to this new James Bond. But in Quantum of Solace’s beginning moments, there was little explanation of a background story and a lot of action from the start. The very minimal background story was almost not efficient enough to occupy capacity of the movie. With the overflow of activity in different environments and little back-bone to the story the movie was lost on the main idea in viewers eyes but upheld itself with massive amounts of action. The end of the movie didn’t follow the pattern of its previous film, which is a good thing, by just continuing with the story accordingly and not throwing in any puzzling pieces to the end of the film. However, both movies had one big ending action event taking place to signify the end of the films.

In many ways Quantum of Solace is a great movie, but I was hoping to be more drawn in with this high hitting James Bond film with a background story then massive amounts of action. If you can easily interpret a film and follow along intentively then this is a great movie choice for you! I will leave you with two last thoughts:

  • Enjoy the amazing action scenes.
  • Bond’s past is catching up with him! (teaser)

BUY Quantum of Solace on DVD

– Trent M.

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