On a technical level, Warcraft isn’t terrible but in today’s and age and the advancement in the visual effects realm, it’s should be a given especially with a big budget tentpole. Outside of the VFX, and as someone unfamiliar with the source material, I found the film to be dull and filled with thinly written characters.
The Finest Hours is not a great movie but perfectly adequate that tells a compelling story that is utterly amazing. The performances by Chris Pine and Casey Affleck aren’t anything awe-inspiring yet decent enough to carry their respective roles and storylines. While it could’ve been better, this is a movie at least worth a rental.
Hostage is an effective enough thriller with Willis fitting into his role of a worn out veteran cop like a glove, heck probably better than in Live Free or Die Hard even, but the story itself doesn’t quite past muster despite some decent performances from the supporting cast.
The Mechanic is just your typical Jason Statham action film, whether or not that’s a compliment is entirely up to you but he has a brand not unlike Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the ‘80s and ‘90s transformed for the 21st century. As for what the Blu-ray offers, the video and audio both deliver the goods but it falls far short in the special features department.
The trailer for The Mechanic was released starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland and is set for release on January 28th, 2011 and was directed by Simon West (Tomb Raider).