With wooden acting, a plodding storyline, and several cringeworthy changes from the source material, the 2022 version indeed starts a fire – a dumpster fire.
There are indications the filmmakers think they’re operating in the realm of satire but the movie gets lost in action/thriller territory that’s anything but thrilling.
A fully disengaged brain is probably the key to enjoyment. Even basic logic engenders a recognition of how truly stupid this screenplay is.
This is a bad film - at times it’s nigh unwatchable - but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
U.S. Release Date: 2009-02-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Director: Marcus Nispel
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MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity)
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