Max Payne (Bilingual)
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There are two copies of this movie, and I'm not just talking about the separate theatrical/unrated versions of the movie (which this copy includes both of), I'm talking cover art-wise. There's this superior cover with the graffiti Max and his gun in a badass pose (SUPERIOR!!) and the crappy Max walking away from a snowy river with two shotguns in his hands (LAME). I had the latter copy for a while and was very unsatisfied with it mainly because the cover art sucked and my grandmother wrote my name all over it in permanent marker (I'm weird like that). So now I've got this much-coveted copy in good time and perfect condition (as it should've been since it was new). I enjoy the unrated version much better since it's got more blood, more violence, and more foul language, and just feels more faithful to its dark, brooding mood. I haven't played the original games so I can't make a comparison between the movie and the games (as I understand the movie SEVERELY strays away from the game storyline), but I enjoy this movie for what it is. The mood, the look, the noirish lighting, the action (while not SUPER AWESOME SPECTACULAR) made it worth watching every once in a while.
Just turn your brain off and enjoy.
***1/2 out of *****
The film opens as Max(Mark Wahlberg)is swimming for his life in freezing water and near death.The movie back flashes to a week before and we retrace the steps which led to this moment.We find Max working in a cold case file room at a police station somewhere in NYC.He lost his wife and baby three years before in a brutal murder mystery that he has been trying to solve ever since. Following a hunch he goes to an old snitches' apartment where there is a "party" taking place.There he meets Natasha(Olga Kunylenko)who takes a liking to him.Her sister is Mona Sax(Mila Kunis) and she is there with her gang;Russians of whom she is the leader.Mona tries to stop her sister from carrying on but is assuaged by Natasha who leaves with Max.Max takes her back to his apartment but she leaves shortly thereafter when he spurns her advances.On the way back home she is killed.
The next day Max's ex partner takes him to the crime scene and reveals his wallet was found near the body.Max explains that she stole it but circumstances don't look good.They part on bad terms but later his old partner phones him with information that might be the key to the mystery of his wifes' death.Max finds him dead at his home,where a struggle ensues and Max blacks out.He wakes up to find an old friend of his father,BB Hensley(Beau Bridges),by his bedside in the hospital.BB is now head of security of the Aesir Corporation;the same company his wife worked for.Read more ›
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I had not heard of this Movie ,but I like Mark Wahlberg .
I was surprised at how much I really enjoyed it.
aside from it taking longer then rest of order from same place by 2 weeks im impressed and will use them again but that could be a mail issue too who knowsPublished 23 months ago by dustin johnston