I was looking for some fun movies to brighten my mood and I'm a fan of Walton Goggins. On the flip side, I'm very much not a fan of Kristen Stewart and don't really like to see stuff she is in, but the preview and some other reviews pushed me over the line of decision to get the show (the price of $5 to permanently buy it also sure didn't hurt).
I didn't go in expecting much, maybe that's why I was so pleasantly surprised.
The movie plays out like a Bourne Identity parody, only plays serious rather than silly. The acting was decent all the way around. It's somewhat over the top, but not silly and stupid over the top. It's this weird kind of thing where most of the stuff could actually happen if the stars of luck aligned just right for that very moment. There aren't really people living through things they shouldn't, there isn't much in the way of bending physics, it pulled me in in a way I didn't think it would.
Yes, it's a bit out there and not believable and yet it's a weird kind of could happen unbelievable. Much more believable than the nine hundred million to one coincidences so many other movies and shows have happen all the time while trying to play off like they're serious.
I bought a few movies looking for something that was just fun to watch and this ended up being not only the best of them but actually just extremely good overall.
Don't get me wrong, it isn't that serious, they aren't expecting you to take this at exactly face value as a realistic movie or anything. But they do it in a way where it's fun and without the incredible impossibilitiies that so many other shows have happen. So it plays out as if it's a realistic and more serious parody of movies of this type.
I even forgot most of my dislike for Kristen Stewart by the end.
I reserve 5 stars for my absolute top favorite movies of all time. 4 stars is a pretty high rating for me to give out, and I did completely enjoy this movie. It really was a lot more fun than expected.