It's so Payne-ful

Max Payne

Rockstar Games' antihero Max Payne gets his own movie with this video game adaptation. Mark Wahlberg plays the titular cop who is still trying to get over the death of his family while investigating several murders, while Mila Kunis costars as an assassin desperate for her own revenge. --


Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Directed by John Moore

My verdict
I had no idea who Max Payne is -- never played the game. I thought he would be somebody like "The Punisher." Guess I was dead wrong, but that's ok.

After seeing the blockbuster-friendly Eagle Eye (which, apart from the ending, is quite thrilling btw), I think that this adaptation of the game is horrid. I feel sorry for the game fans.

It played out like a cliche Pinoy action film --

Guy is a cop. Guy's wife and kid are murdered. Guy becomes emo. Guy hunts down the murderer still at large after 3 years. Murderer gets his ass kicked. The end. (Sequel is possible.)

It's like a bloomin' Ronnie Ricketts movie with Mariz haunting him in between scenes! All the action sequences were standard, too. It was so predictable.

To be fair, there are some good shots in Max Payne, but that's about it really. (The bf was disappointed that there weren't many "bullet time" sequences, as that was what set the game apart from the others apparently.)

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BCS said...

Haven't seen the movie yet, but I've read so many bad reviews of it. I'm probably better off not seeing it, ever, and I suppose you'd agree. ;) By the way, the game is really good... played with it for quite some time some years ago. If you can get yourself a copy, I'd recommend that you try it, that is if you're into this sort of thing. :) I find it really funny that you mentioned of Mariz, haven't come across that name for ages! hahaha!

October 27, 2008 at 1:25 PM
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