Being that Darren and I both love watching lots and lots of movies, we decided to start a new weekly series where we challenge each other to watch a new movie that we enjoyed and feel the other one might also.
The rules are simple; it has to be a movie we have NEVER seen, (not just not reviewed)
Every Tuesday, we will both post both reviews on our sites.
Let’s hope we both can add lots of new favorites to our personal lists
For my review this week, here are my thoughts on…..
Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Aug 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A mercenary is hired by an unknown corporation to travel to the far reaches of Australia in order to find the last remaining sample of a species of tiger in order to get DNA samples for use in biotech.
My Take on it – This is personally not the kind of movie that I generally enjoy because I found it to be very slow moving and even boring in many scenes.
The aspects that classify this as a thriller as few and far between and I believe that this is probably a much better book than a film because in the book, it can describe much better the feeling of the characters when in the film we must try and guess the feelings based on charcters reactions, movements and facial expressions.
The actors all do a fine job, but I would be hard pressed to commend any of them for exceptional work.
This movie has a very blatant and dual message about the dangers of both animal extinction to the environment and society and of technology in the wrong hands.
Bottom Line – Interesting thriller that probably works much better as a book than on screen, because there are too making very slow moving scenes that actually bored me to some extent. The message is clear here about technological advances and about animals on the verge of extinction.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s lead character of Martin David, played by Willem Dafoe, was known only as M in the film’s source novel. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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