Alex Cross [DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet]
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The dialogue failed in many places and the Chief of Police was so corny I was hoping someone would take him out. Some of the characters were cliche'(the Frenchman's hat), but I liked the movie in spite of the sophomoric directing and script.
Tyler Perry will definitely make it as a dramatic actor.
This prequel version of a younger Alex Cross gives us his story before joining the FBI. Already a brilliant investigator, he and his team of cops are suddenly thrust into a strange series of murders. Bad enough the bodies are piling up, but these are not your typical victims. Detroit's elite one-percenters are suddenly being hunted by an insidious killer; one who doesn't appreciate being interrupted or distracted from his mission.
Perry was not bad. Nothing quite like the original, but then who could be? Morgan Freeman is, cinematically speaking, a cultural icon exponentially cubed. Still, all things taken into consideration, his rebooted replacement was very decent. Thankfully, the producers didn't go for an MTV type of recast, hiring some slick songster wanting to break into films. For that alone I'm very grateful.
The choice of Matthew Fox was interesting. He's one of those performers that seemingly found his one role. Of course, actors who find that role often learn to detest it, treating it like an albatross hanging from the neck of one's career. Most end up forever boxed. But in this film I found his execution not shabby at all and better than expected; hinting that he has more to offer as a performer.Read more ›
When a hitman's mark is left in a fancy neighborhood, tied to a bed and violently tortured, Cross is awoken in the middle of the night to investigate. There is pressure to clean up the case, being so high profile, but quickly Cross discovers that this will be no ordinary case. He has a keen eye, better than most, and his investigation leads him onto the trail of a single man who had the skill to take out three bodyguards and still eliminate his target.
"Alex Cross" is a mixed bag and will leave a mixed opinion with its audience. The script is interesting. It's always moving and there are many twists and turns. It focuses ample time on the personal connections, as well as the action. For the most part, the actions scenes are well done, especially one that occurs in a high-rise corporate building where they are saddled with the protection of a target in a safe room and are dealing with a skilled assassin. Then there are some scenes that are poorly handled with not just a shaky camera, but a frantically shaky camera. Whether it's the case or not, shaky cameras, in my opinion, are used to cover up actors who aren't good fight actors. This camera was shaking so much, the actors must have been supremely awful.
I couldn't help thinking as the movie played out, that the material was better than the talent on screen and behind the camera.Read more ›
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Not a big fan of Tyler Perry but have liked Alex cross movie but this one is not as good .Published 1 day ago by Bonnie X
This movie was okay - as a latecomer to the Alex Cross series, it was nice to get the backstory. Cicely Tyson is always wonderful. Not an award winner, but it was entertaining.Published 18 days ago by Wanderer
I enjoyed this movie. Some the acting wasn't the greatest, but the storyline was very good. I definitely think Morgan Freeman played a better Alex Cross. Read morePublished 24 days ago by LadyL
This was nothing like the books! Very disappointing to say the least. When I read the books I pictured someone like Shemar Moore as Alex Cross and maybe someone like LL Cool J... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lori H