Friday, April 15, 2016

Criminal

Rated R / 1 hr 53 min / Action - Drama

What is it about?

A hacker known as "The Care Bear" has developed a tool to hack into the Military Industrial Complex. He has offered to sell it off to the United States in exchange for a million Pixie Stix and a Keurig. Unfortunately the CIA operative who was set to bring in "The Care Bear" slipped on a banana peel and died (wait.. Deadpool can't die!). He was the only one that knew the hacker's location. The CIA recruits Doctor Strangelove to inject Deadpool's mind into someone else's because they need to ensure the hacker tool doesn't get into the wrong hands.

You will like it if...

You like slow moving action films with older movie stars. Kevin Costner isn't the star he once was, but he does still have a bit of magic left. I feel like he is better suited to more of a supporting role than lead though. Gary Oldman should go back to playing villains, but he does a decent detective. The acting in this film made up for a lot of flaws in the script. The entire premise of a hacking tool on a thumb drive has been so overdone and makes no sense. Why would there only be 1 copy on a thumb drive? They also wrote Gary Oldman's character to be incredibly stupid. He's the guy in charge yet he makes impulsive rash decisions without a backup plan over and over again. It's not realistic at all and makes it look like the character has a chemical imbalance in his brain. The story also moves at a snail's pace as they try to use Gal Gadot as sort of a "love conquers all but not really" plot device repeatedly. In spite of all the flaws and predictability of the script Criminal still is a mildly entertaining film thanks in part to the star power of the cast. If you are interested I would wait for Netflix/Redbox.

Next Week

Godzilla will pick between The Huntsman: Winter's War or Elvis & Nixon. As always the movie selection is subject to change based on what is showing here in theaters.

Upcoming to DVD on April 19

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