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Colombiana is a frustrating action film.
on 28 April 2017
Colombiana is a frustrating action film. It's frustrating because it's helmed by Olivier Megaton who is quite frankly one of my least favourite directors. His choppy editing style, half second jump cuts and the generic camerawork could turn any good plot into a bad film. In this case, we have a great strong central performance from Zoe Saldana. Accompanied by some good action scenes and a character that could be quite complex and full of depth. The problem is, the script doesn't allow any room for growth, no room for character development so what's the point? There are no memorable scenes and the whole film itself is just generic which deeply infuriates me because all the ingredients are there! The film itself is fine, I can think of much worse films so I have to give this a mediocre rating at best. Johnny Cash's Hurt as the end credit song just about saved it from being abysmal.