Henry’s Crime (2010)

henryDirector: Malcolm Venville

Writer: Sacha Gervasi, David N White (Screenplay) Stephen Hamel, Sacha Gervasi (Story)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Judy Greer, Fisher Stevens, Danny Hoch, Bill Duke, Drew McVety, Tim Snay, James Caan, Vera Farmiga, Peter Stormare

 

Plot: Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Bland Heist Film

 

Story: Henry’s Crime starts when toll booth operator Henry Torne (Reeves) finds himself unwittingly drawn into being a getaway driver for small time robber Eddie Vibes (Stevens) only to get himself caught and spending 3 years in prison. While in prison Henry meets Max (Caan) who teaches him to focus himself on life.

Once free Henry finds himself searching for his meaning in life and what he searches into is doing the crime he was meant to have committed.

Henry’s Crime is a heist movie that tries to play into the comedy genre while missing the mark on every single joke. The heist does work as a film because it all adds together well. The film has a slow pace with the romantic angle coming off slow and over dramatic in places too. The motivation of Henry’s character does seem to get lost in places as we just have a character that doesn’t come off strong enough to be the lead character of a heist film.

 

Overall: This is a plain and forgettable heist film that wastes the talent involved.

Rating35

 

 

2017 Anticipated Countdown #6 The Dark Tower

2017 Anticipated Countdown

Through December I am going to look at 31 films I am looking to watch in 2017, some I am looking forward to and others I want to see where the film idea will go next.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower Poster

Main CastIdris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick

Reasons I want to see

·        Based of Stephen King’s epic

·        Ron Howard directing

·        Elba and McConaughey starring

·        What more do you really want from a film?

Will it be successful? This could be the start of something special if successful.

2016 Watched List Part 41

2016 Watched List

I did a watched list last year and now I have decided to make a slight twist on it all, I will continue to do a list of the order I watched them all but I will also rank the 10 films from worst to best. So here is the list, what do you think and how do you rate this films.

Here is 401 – 410

1.       Charlie’s Farm

2.       House of the Dead

3.       May

4.       Shadows Fall

5.       Pandorica

6.       Night of the Living Dead

7.       Dawn of the Dead

8.       Day of the Dead

9.       Land of the Dead

10.   Diary of the Dead

This is how I rate these films from worst to best. This has once again been a very strong selection with only 2 I didn’t enjoy.

10) Charlie’s Farm charlies Terrible slasher sold on horror icons.

9) House of the Dead written Not as bad as people say but not that good either.

8) Pandorica pandorica Very interesting sci-fi film.

7) Diary of the Dead diary Found Footage with Zombies.

6) Land of the Dead landModern action filled zombies.

5) May may Horror gem from the early 2000s.

4) Day of the Dead day The weakest of the original trilogy but still a classic in its own right.

3) Shadows Fall shadows Horror that questions what you would do if you lost someone you love.

2) Night of the Living Dead night Original classic that really shines.

1) Dawn of the Dead dawn My personal favourite zombie movie or all time.