Some negative reviews here, which is fine as I'm sometimes disappointed too. This is a very stylized thriller with a strong dose of fantasy as I saw it ---- it is directed by the Russian responsible for the amazing 'Night Watch' and 'Day Watch' films so expect something different, unconventional and not a straight action/thriller.
James McAvoy stars, another Brit with a flawless American accent who has appeared in many American tv series and films acting as a native of the country. Contrast that with Terence Stamp, the old guard of British Thespians who will rarely lose his roots and has a cameo in this.
Amazing special effects throughout which confirms the story's origins from a comic book series.
I found the film entertaining but if you're expecting something deep with Oscar nominated acting you wont find it here, though the sustained action scenes certainly deserve some credit.
Adding to the cast are the great Morgan Freeman, German Thomas Kretschmann who is the bees knees of current German films having starred in more than one Stalingrad film and in the marvelous 'Downfall', plus Angela Jolie playing Angela Jolie.
English subtitles included plus 'behind the scenes' & 'set tour' bonus features.
- Format: DVD
- Language: English
- Subtitles: French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: UNIVERSAL
- DVD Release Date: 5 Sep 2017
- Run Time: 110 minutes
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- ASIN: B001GKJ2E8