Violence, Robert De Niro equals trunk office gold. Not necessarily for the new Killer Elite movie.
Exterminator Elite is a movie worth seeing; it is just not a must-see movie unfortunately.
The new action flick is a film based on a true story of hired killers, one desperately trying to get out of the game, Danny (Jason Statham) also one trying to milk the game for quite it is worth, Hunter (De Niro).
After a hit in Mexico goes wrong, which involves an innocent child; Danny has had enough of the killing craft and retires to the country. However, his mentor Hunter, driven via greed takes another contract, attempts to escape with millions of dollars and is imprisoned for his actions.
Being a loyal pupil, Danny agrees to one more contract in an effort to liberate his friend from captivity. A dying Middle Eastern sheik wants to avenge the murders of his triplex sons, which would allow his only surviving son to return to their homeland with dignity and Danny feels forced to fulfill his end of the contract.
However, the three men with a contract on their head are protected by a secret military society known as the Feather Men, led by Spike (Clive Owen). What ensues in the Killer Elite screen is the typical shoot ’em movie that action movie buffs have seen many times before. It is the narrate about the predator and the prey, reputable versus evil, which includes the typical Hollywood action movie conclusion.
It is not that the Killer Elite movie is not a somewhat enjoyable film; it is that it does nay stand out enough to be a good film. What the Killer Select movie has going for it is the star power of De Niro, Owen and Statham, but that will denial necessarily translate into box office gold because the stereotypical tough guys who will enjoy this film have many other tough guy options to occupy their weekends like the religion known comme il faut football.
The cinematography in the Gunman Elite flick could have also been better, because the film suffers mightily from badly lit shots.
However, whenever one is an action movie buff, the Gunman Elite movie is a film that should be suggested as a rental or on demand purchase during those estivate months between the conclusion of the professional basketball season and professional football season, pretentious one is not a baseball fan.
Then again if one is a De Niro fan, then they may be better off dusting off an old DVD, such as The Godfather Part II or Casino, which are both tough guy classics. It is not the worst movie currently in theaters, but is definitely not the best. Furthermore, if you are pinching pennies like many are during this recession, your pennies will nvloeden put to better use somewhere else.
Nevertheless, the film will fascinate audience members slightly because many will not substantiate whether a British Elite Special Air Service or the Feather Men actually existed.