Last week Becky took the kids to see Dolphin Tale, which I guess they liked, and I went to see the new movie Killer Elite at the Regal Cinemas in Lone Tree, CO. The Moviefone website at Killer Elite, which is another good site to check for show times, describes the movie as follows:
“ Based on a true story, ‘Killer Elite’ races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor (Robert Deniro… “
Killer Elite is based on a true story, but as I watched it I kept wondering how much of it was reality and how much was Hollywood make believe. I should have known with a name like Killer Elite that it would be somewhat disturbing and it was definitely graphic at times. It’s hard to get emotionally attached to characters, who have no problem killing other people and that’s the problem with this movie.
The story is fascinating since it is hard to believe that there are really hired killers like this movie portrays, but it’s rather boring at times. It also doesn’t make a great deal of sense that some guy is going to quit being a hired killer and then come out of retirement to save his buddy, who got himself into a pickle. He also happens to be the best of the best and he suddenly grew a conscience after years of killing people for profit, which was hard to believe. Especially, when he interacts with the other main character who is out to kill him and his crew.
Robert Deniro is getting too old to play in these type of movies. He needs to stay with films like Meet The Fockers and skip the “killer elite” type flicks. I think his character hurt this film because he was definitely not believable in this tough guy role. I can’t rate this one as Worth The Trip. It’s a good three dollar rental, if you’re into action films, but it’s kind of boring at times and pretty graphic.
John – ** Rental
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