Friday, January 30, 2015
This story should be intelligent, suspenseful, and pertinent. It deals with the threats of the new, interconnected world. Where the dangers are not just from governments and don’t necessarily involve power. Here, the criminals can be individuals and the collateral damage can involve whole cities, regions or even nations… all in an effort to pad one’s bank account.
Instead, we get brooding. Plot points that pose as smart by being uninformative or incomplete. More brooding. A romance from strangers to lovers all in an awkward stare. Character development through meaningless death that still fails to make us care. And a bunch of typing.
It does have some great cinematography. And one sequence at the end involving a parade that is visually stunning. Unfortunately, it is not enough.