Sunday, November 16, 2008

Max Payne Movie Review 1



















Max Payne is a movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis and is based on the computer game of the same name.Its about a cop/agent called Max Payne funnily enough and played by Mark Wahlberg.His wife and child were killed and he has fallen off the rails ever since.Usual stuff about how he loved his family so much that now he doesnt care at all about anything! Beau Bridges shows up in this film and Amaury Nolasco who plays Sucre in Prison Break collects a payday by showing up also.

It starts off with Max falling into what appears to be either sea or ocean and looking like he's drowning while he also provides narration about what is happening.Then we have the ever reliable flashback to a week earlier and things really begin.The story is one that we have seen loads of times before.He arrives home to his family all happy but there are intruders there.He manages to kill some of them but the main boss got away! Oh no! He finds his wife and young child dead but they never find out who who was in charge.

Later he attends a party and meets Natascha and heads home with her.She waits on the bed as you can see from the pic but as he is such a great guy he refuses to get it on with her! (Loud Booing from the audience!!) Why he took her home was a mystery but maybe he wanted to show her the game! Although she does put her foot in it by wanting to act as his dead wife so that put a dampener on things.So when she goes home she is killed on the way there and Max looks guilty as he was seen with her.So when Max's ex partner finds his wallet at the scene Max he is the prime suspect.

The movie goes on with the usual story we have seen before.Someone is on the way to Max and leaves a phone message saying he knows who killed Max's wife but of course he gets killed before he can tell him.The main bad guy behind killing Max's wife is so obvious that you will find yourself hoping that surely it cant be him! But yes it is! Chris O'Donnell puts in an appearance in this film also and I didn't even recognise him at first.He looked like he had put on a lot of weight around the face .The rapper Ludacris plays an internal affairs agent and thankfully is only a small part.Mila Kunis of That 70's Show and Olga Kurylenko (Who????) are the eye candy here.

The story has been done a million times before but the action sequences were great.Lots of Bullet Time action like the game and the Matrix.It is worth seeing for the action and the effects were very good.Kind of a film that your happy enough with but not rushing to go see again.

Max Payne (5/10)

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