sake of not having to write the same intro a million
different ways throughout the rest of time, just know that
this column avoids the overly long and sometimes dull
process of full film reviews and instead opts to break
things down based on what I thought going in, what happened
while I was there and what I learned at the end of it all.
Hope that's OK.
Breakdown - Safe House
Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington are thrown in the same
movie to take on each other. Or to work together to take on
others. Or to take on themselves. Or something.
If you can completely shut off your brain, youíll leave the
theater thinking Safe House was OK. After all, it is
a well made movie. The car chase that happens in the first
quarter of it is particularly good, and thereís another
scene at a stadium thatís nifty. It also features the Green
Lantern and that guy who won an award for Training Day,
and both of them turn in solid performances. Unfortunately,
the film is as predictable as can be, and it features a slew
of plot choices that defy any sort of logic. Shrugging your
shoulders will be commonplace by the time the flick comes to
Even if you have a couple of stars on the roster, itís not
easy to make an action movie that warrants repeat viewings.
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