Thursday, 26 April 2012

Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 73: Colombiana 2011 (3 Stars).


A young woman grows up to be a stone cold assassin after witnessing her parents murder as a child in Bogota. She trains and works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target, the monster responsible for her parents death!

The movie starts with Cataleya's (Zoe Saldana, not bad at all) parents who are part of a drug cartel trying to retire from said cartel but this news is not taken well by cartel boss and Cataleya (10 at this stage) is soon running for her life and through some dubious shenanigans ends up with her criminal uncle in America.

Fast forward to adult life.....

This is a movie about revenge and it's not a bad one but at times it's a little far fetched, there is good inventive action, some co-stars who you will recognise (maybe) and help the story along but this is about her quest for revenge and not even a love life will get in the way but suspend a little disbelief and you have a popcorn movie for a Saturday night with a loved one or the missus!

Screenplay was written by Luc Besson!

37 comments:

  1. Saw this a while back and have to concur with your assessment. Some great bits in it but not the best film – great popcorn flick as you say.

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  2. Ha.. love the punchline at the end..

    Agreed that the movie was quite nice, and well worth the watch if nothing else than the action sequences and the things they made her do ( prison scene? interesting.. )

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  3. If you watch it with the missus though it could lead to an awkward "If I was killed by a drug cartel would you get revenge?" conversation.

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  4. Another I haven't watched yet.
    Well vacation is coming soon , so I guess I'll have time.

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  5. Not seen this one yet, like most of your reviews!

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  6. I saw it last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  7. Really? Really? I heard it sucked. BUT, on your word I will check it out.

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  8. I really enjoyed it, a not so over the top action film as some, did what it said on the box. Good and fair review!

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  9. Sometimes popcorn movies are good.
    Wondered what Besson had been doing lately.

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  10. at least she is nice to look at... and popcorn movies are the mindless fodder the world needs.

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  11. This one looks ok, but is not at the top of any list to see.

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  12. I haven't seen this one yet. To be quite honest, I don't think I've even heard of it. I must live under a rock or something.

    I will have to check it out sometime. I like movies with revenge!

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  13. I think I may give it a watch. Vengeance could be beautiful usually revenger aren't, this looks like an exception.

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  14. nice review
    like the pic

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  15. Cool - thanks for the review on this one. I wondered if it was any good.

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  16. I think I saw JimsFear talk about this a couple months ago and I saw a clip of it. He seemed to like the movie pretty well. Right now I'm living for the release of The Avengers.

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  17. Interesting. I'll have to check this out.

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  18. It's funny that this movie kinda reminded me of those "Avenging Angel" movies.

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  19. I know you watched it only for Zoe, Lurk :)

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  20. I'll see anything with Zoe Saldana. lol.

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  21. I have requested this one from the library. I think I am behind a few people though.

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  22. i havent even heard of this movie. i bet canada is censoring it due to how awesome it is. canada has no freedom...

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  23. Thanks for that, just for sniggering at the last line I can feel the bruise spreading across my arm!

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  24. This sounds like a much more palatable version of Elektra. And she's a hottie!

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  25. "Loved one or missus" ? Alas Mrs K hates any films with guns so I suspect it'll just be me and the popcorn!

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  26. Sounds like a good movie! I might watch it with the person I want revenge on!

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  27. I'm considering just.. missing this one entirely.

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  28. A popcorn movie, then. Interesting. Thank you for the review.

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  29. Sounds like one for just an easy watch when one needs it.

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  30. I have seen this one, I must say that overall I enjoyed it, Zoe is one of the few females that can pull off the 'Badass chick' role and make it convincing, as you said this movie has its BS moments but its still a fun watch.

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  31. Hmm given the plot summary and that this was from Besson, one wonders if this script evolved from a sequel pitch for Leon/The Professional.

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  32. This flick has been on StarsHD all week, think I need to check it out. it's as close to another The Professional as we're gonna get also so why not.

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  33. I saw this, i liked the shark bit, if you know what i mean. I wish a woman who looked like that would want to swim in my pool. I wish i had a pool for her to swim in. Heck, i wish i had a house to put a pool in.
    Great review.

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