Sunday, March 25, 2007

Movie Review: Shooter

I wasn't expecting much from this movie and it delivered on what I expected: action, dark plots, unsurmountable odds and Mark Wahlberg without a shirt. It wasn't overly arty nor did it try to be deep. The plot is semi-believable and the supporting characters aren't given unneeded back-story. That said - this movie is nothing more than your average HOT super smart guy is framed by government henchmen and has to get the bad guys so he can have his life back. (See also: Spy Game, Enemy of the State, The Fugitive, Mission Impossible)

Marky Mark kicks some ass and isn't encumbered by a need to be "funny" (re: Will Smith and/or Ben Affleck action movies) or over act (re: Will Smith a/o Ben Affleck action movies). He is wildly dark and moody and I ate it up.

As a matinée shoot 'em up I give it a thumbs up! It would be worthy of a shallow night out, or a Friday night after the kids go to bed.

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