A great parody of capitalism gone wild. Once Remy developed a conscience it slumped a bit, but picked it up again soon after. I would have liked some more silliness since it started in that direction, but having bankers literally take their pound of flesh was still pretty good to watch.
the film worked great for 1:40 minutes>then it took a strange turn towards another type of film>turned again to end on a third> all turns R justified within the plot although some R so pronounced they may require some absurdity to be tolerated>aside from this it doesn't abandon its premise at any point & succeeds in representing 2 drastic sides of the coin in 1 character>relationship between 2 male leads is memorable
Wasn't expecting to like this one nearly as much as I did. It manages to meld some compelling science-fiction ideas and explosive action with heavy doses of dark humor, aided immeasurably by a strong cast giving it their all. Not for all tastes, but as far as slick Hollywood sci-fi action thrillers go, this one was a very pleasant surprise.
this movie started out really cool; then got really muddy, like they wanted you to know what happened, but they didn't want to film it; then it got cool again, or did it... then a bunch of really stupid stuff happened, followed by some really cool ideas and an Oldboy homage/maybe rip, followed by a incredibly stupid ending that was telegraphed about a third of the way through the movie. so much potential, though.
I liked the utter insanity of it all, especially the none too subtle commentary on the health care system, but it was a haphazard film. Having two high-caliber actors in the lead roles could have made this a fun experience, but they held back for the sake of cheap entertainment.