Saturday, March 12, 2011
On the other hand I have always like Robert Downey jr. He is a fine actor even though a bad boy! But he isn't alone there is he with Crowe and DiCaprio among that group?! So it was a pleasant surprise to find he starred in this movie. It certainly isn't his best role, but it was somewhat early days for him as his talent was still growing.
Wesley Snipes is a crap actor lets be honest. I could never get into the Blade movies and I struggle to think of a memorable thing he has done. But in this he is actually quite reasonable. Maybe being around better and more seasoned actors tempered his ego and he had to play ball as he wasn't the star of the show. Who knows, but he does play his part well and I quite liked watching him for once.
It has a semblance of a plot but is nothing new. It has been done before, fugitive escapes cops and gets chased down and re-captured. It has a sort of twist in that the fugitive is innocent as he was set up blah, blah, blah. You get the drift. It has shooting galore and a good stunt where Snipes uses a winch on top of a building to swing onto another buildng. Also there is a quite spectacular plane crash that everyone walks away from unharmed. Hey, this is Hollywood after all, not reality!
U.S Marshals will never be a great film. But within the genre of mass produced action/thrillers this one isn't actually too bad. I personally enjoyed it and found it a reasonable watch over the two hours. It is well paced, reasonably acted, has all the ingredients for a no brainer action flick, and delivers enough stunts and shooting to please most audieneces.
Not a bad way to fill in a few hours and while not great I'm still thinking about it the next day. Which says something, because unlike the recently viewed Centurion for instance, I have not forgotten it immediately after I finished watching it.
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