20th May 2013
Avoid at all costs. This film is painful! In every way. The acting is appalling, the story is wafer thin, and they even, somehow, manage to make the action boring. The fact that Liam Neeson is so prolific in the trailers was simply to draw an audience; no spoilers, but he's only on-screen for 5mins if that of the 2 hour film. The length of the film is also an issue. The plot-less beginning which only serves to remind the viewer of what a loser the main character is so that it can show what a leader he will become goes on for a full quarter of the movie. Not to mention how he becomes the Lieutenant of a destroyer in a matter of weeks. In actuality this is quite a difficult film to review not only because its the sort of film you continue to watch to see if it becomes any better, but because afterwards you realise that no, it wasn't an enjoyable 2 hour long explosion ah la Transformers, it was instead just a load of cr*p. Honestly, its not worth it, even if it is just so you can switch off your brain for a bit, it just goes on for far too long.