Colombiana

Saturday, December 03 rd, 2016 at 00:12 am 

Colombiana

JOY REVIEW

Colombiana is a potentially star making vehicle for Zoe Soldana, who was in Avatar. She plays the daughter of a Columbian couple who was murdered because of something having to do with drug cartels which you’ll find out in about the first 10 or 15 minutes. She has great survival instincts and gymnastic prowess of an Olympic athlete, and escapes to Chicago to live with her uncle who turns out is somewhat of a thug, and she decides she wants to be a killer. This is a little hard to describe because it’s very violent. It’s basically her taking revenge on her parents’ murderers. As a 10 or 11 year old, she tells her uncle that she wants to be a killer, and he explains to her that she has to choose between school and a gun, because with one she’ll be smart and live, and with the other she’ll be dead within five years. It’s very violent, and it’s very well shot. Zoe Soldana isn’t much of an actress but she’s beautiful and the stunts were terrific. The supporting cast consists of people whose names you probably don’t know, but whose faces are recognized as terrific. This is a surprisingly fun movie if you can deal with the violence, and some of the violence is so cartoonish that the audience actually laughed, but I give it three stars.

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