Payne-ful movie to watch.Max Payne (Cert 15, 94 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Acton/Thriller, also available to buy DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. pounds 19.99/Blu-ray pounds 27.99). Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Olga Kurylenko, Beau Bridges, Donal Logue, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Amaury Nolasco, Marianthi Evans..
POLICE officer Max Payne (Wahlberg) returns home to find his wife Michelle (Evans) and baby daughter slain by an intruder.
Unable to rest until he unmasks the killer, Max scours every open case file and draws inspiration from his mentor BB (Beau Bridges), who urges patience.
A tip-off from a snitch snitch Slang
v. snitched, snitch·ing, snitch·es
To steal (something, usually something of little value); pilfer. See Synonyms at steal.
v.intr. leads to a nightclub where Max meets Natasha (Kurylenko) and her sister Mona (Kunis).
The former dies in an alleyway and police units discover Max's stolen wallet at the scene, fingering him for the crime.
While the cop tries to clear his name and outrun internal affairs detective Jim Bravura (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges), the real culprit - tormented soldier of war Jack Lupino (Nolasco) - seeks out the people closest to Max, determined to inflict more pain.
John Moore's tiresome video game-tomovie adaptation plods wearily through a plot that straddles reality and druginduced fantasy on the crime-riddled streets of New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. .
Fans of Max Payne will recognise characters and certain plot elements, like the conspiracy surrounding an experimental drug.
The film also employs the slow motion bullet-time effect, which was a key factor of the video game's appeal. However,
Moore's vision is a poor substitute for the visceral thrill that comes from grabbing a game controller and taking charge of the hero.
We don't feel engaged with any of the characters, nor do we sense Max's simmering rage.
Wahlberg is inexpressive in·ex·pres·sive
1. Lacking expression; blank: an inexpressive stare.
2. Devoid of emotion or style; flat or dull: an inexpressive violin performance. as the eponymous good cop on a mission, shooting first and thinking later as Moore's film builds to a lacklustre showdown.
The lack of dramatic momentum makes the 94-minute running time feel considerably longer.
The DVD and Blu-ray include a harder cut and an animated graphic novel.
DVD Extras: none stated; Blu-ray: director, production designer and visual effects supervisor commentary, Picture in Picture option: Walkthroughs & Cheats, D-box capabilities, free digital copy of the film..
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POOR PLOT - Mark Wahlberg stars as policeman Max Payne