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2.0 out of 5 stars Fans of 3:16 might wanna skip this one., June 22, 2010
This review is from: The Stranger (DVD)
For those of us who thought "The Condemned" & "Damaged" were decent enough movies, you will most likely be disappointed, but not surprised to find out this movie, The Stranger, is a major flop.

To start things off, the plot is not original, its a very watered down and not too well thought out version of every other movie that evolves around a hero who can not remember who he is, but can remember all his combat and weaponry skills. Steve Austin plays that same guy from those kinda movies, an FBI agent who is through to have gone rouge, but it's really because he just has no idea who he is, while all this other boring stuff is going on inside the FBI. Sound familiar enough for you to decide to skip seeing this?

Ok, how about this then... the camera work in this movie is sickening. It's one of those nauseating 'hand held' feel movies where the camera keeps shaking around... whatever idiot came up with that has got to wish he had amnesia so he can't recall ever having to see such poor image quality presented for a movie. And lets not forget the development... what is with these movie makers insisting on drowning out color and making everything look stale? It looked horrible years ago in Superman Returns, what makes them think it would look any better now?

The editing is also pretty poor. Between the overly long intro/title sequence, and the annoying music chosen to be played over it, it makes it unforgivable later in the film when scenes keep switching back and forth between the main characters memories as he slowly remembers things... which was done very poorly. By the time the end of the movie came and all the pieces of the puzzle came together, I just did not care anymore... in fact, I didn't care from the start. The pace of the whole movie is very slow. It just goes on and on and on and then a gun shot here, a bad car chase there, then more snorefest-o-rama, big bang, the end.

If you have never seen Steve Austin in a movie, then I recommend "The Condemned", you may or may not like "Damaged" but if you liked the latter and not the last, you are definitely going to hate this one too.
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