This movie wasn’t bad. Lots of action. Some good stunts. Decent actors. At least, actors I enjoy watching anyway: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and even De Niro. The story was a little complicated and the dialogue was difficult to follow at times. But it served its purpose for gratuitous action and violence.
Eh, it was kind of fun but also a little…I don’t know, weird, unexpected, different. I definitely think it was silly to make in 3D; which is why we waited and watched it in regular 2D but you can tell what scenes they made for 3D, that were just more in your face than necessary. Even though, for us, it wasn’t a total train wreck, being mildly entertaining and not something we were going to turn off without finishing, I managed to doze off repeatedly. But I don’t think I missed anything. Every time I dozed off and woke up, the same two people would be sword-fighting still. LOL
To sum up, if you’ve watched everything else lately and you’re really dying for some movie viewing, these aren’t a complete loss; but I wouldn’t recommend anyone running out to rent them either.
It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.
~ Roger Ebert