Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Killers (2010)

Number Rolled: 74
Movie Name/Year: Killers (2010)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 100 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Luketic
Writer: Bob DeRosa, Ted Griffin
Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara, Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Sussman, Lisa Ann Walter, Casey Wilson, Rob Riggle, Martin Mull, Alex Borstein, Usher Raymon, Letoya Luckett

Have you ever seen that movie about the assassin that decides they don’t want to do the job anymore and wants out? You know, the one where the main character starts to have a conscious or find out that their targets aren’t evil or the one they’re working for is corrupt? Then, later in the movie, they get a hit placed on them so they are forced to remember that they are never allowed to leave?

Ok. Now. How many movies just popped into your head? Even if you’re not a fan of that particular type of movie I guarantee you thought of at least three. If it’s your kind of thing, it was probably closer to thirteen. Please, add this one to the list.

Katherine Heigl is great at what she does, but what she does is play the same character in every single movie she’s in. You know, the neurotic good girl who is snubbed for not being impulsive enough? She played the same character here, only that character got dumped in the middle of a “spy getting out of the business” movie. That spy was played by Ashton Kutcher, and I was shocked that he pulled it off.

The first half hour of this movie felt like four hours. However, once the movie got going, time started moving naturally again. I’ll admit, I’m not much a fan of Ashton Kutcher, so I went into this expecting to want to gouge my eyes out with a spork half-way through. Not so.

The script went by your basic recipe, but did it well. I mean, macaroni and cheese is always made the same basic way but it’s still delicious. This movie wasn’t quite macaroni and cheese, but it was still pretty good.

Netflix has this one labeled as an action/adventure. I don’t think that’s right. It’s more of a comedy with an action/adventure twist. The parts that were action/adventure were really very good. Some of the deaths were bloodier than I expected, too.

I hated the ending. Fuck the ending. Let’s just pretend there was a different ending.

Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

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