|Nevermore Than A Bore|
November 11th, 2012 [2:03:09]
cress: This has all the makings of a great thriller, but McTiegue's direction kills any chance at that. The elements are there( grisly murders, a race against time, whodunit), but the suspense is never ratcheted up enough, and that's the directors fault. I thought McTiegue did a great job on "V for Vendetta", but here he shoots and paces the film blandly. I was never sucked into the story due to a lack of suspense, and there was plenty of moments that were meant to be suspenseful, but weren't due to direction.
I thought Cusack was terrible as well. He just seemed too over-the-top in his performance. I did like that Immortals actor(can't think of his name). It had all the trappings of a thriller-- essentiallly "Seven" with Poe. But with very little suspense. And that ending sucked shit.