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The Tourist (2010)

The Tourist (2010)

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany

 

 

A women called Elise, played by Angelina Jolie, meets a tourist, played by Johnny Depp, to help her fool the men that are following her trying to reclaim a large amount of money that has been stolen.

The film tries to be clever and throw little twists in however the plot and twist can be seen from a mile off. The acting is pretty poor from Jolie and Depp and somehow Depp looks unwell and his face appears puffy in some scenes during the film (maybe he realised what he was making). Not many films lose my attention but this was definitely on the border of doing so with bad dialogue and not much action for a supposed action film.

What the director and studio seem to have done is get some big stars and a beautiful location and think that the film will be a hit. Well it isn’t. My recommendation would be to pick another film to watch.

 

Film Fact

 

Angelina Jolie admitted in an interview with Vogue Magazine that the only reason she agreed to do this movie was because she knew it would be a “quick shoot” in Venice, Italy. (and earn herself money for a bad film I guess)

 

 

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Directed by Dominic Sena

Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi

 

 

A retired car thief has to return to what he does best to help out his little brother who has got into some trouble.

What’s not to enjoy about this film, apart from Jolie’s choice of hair style. You have lots of action, fast cars and Vinnie Jones not talking (until the end) mixed in with some humour.

Based on the original from 1974 this film just brings a bit of fun to the screen for people to enjoy. It was never made to win awards; you just watch it for what it is. Now i agree that sometimes Mr Cage isn’t always the best actor however i do enjoy the action films he stars in like The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off and Gone In 60 Seconds follows in the same mould.

I am also a big fan of Timothy Olyphant in anything he stars in.

If you haven’t seen this then you should. If you have I’m sure you are the same as me and can easily have this film on in the background while doing other bits and pieces.

 

Film Fact

After some disagreements with the director about the re-writing process, Scott Rosenberg left the project. The writers Jonathan Hensleigh and J.J. Abrams came in and did un-credited re-writes on the script.