Colombiana is a rather forgettable revenge flick about a female assassin (Zoe Saldana) who is out for revenge against the man responsible for the murder of both of her parents. Aesthetically the film is like a poor man's Tony Scott, using a lot of quick cuts, various camera angles, etc to create this kinetic feel, which works at parts but is rather uninspired in general. The main problem with the film is that I really didn't find the story very interesting in the first place. For an action film, it severely lacks action, and when the action sequences do come they are pretty bad. One fight scene towards the end of the film between Zoe and one of the main villains, Marco, is poorly choreographed, shot, and edited entirely, making for a rather lame finale. Besides the obvious sentiment one feels for a girl who loses both her parents, the film doesn't try to establish much else just relying solely on this fact to breed emotional resonance, which really doesn't work. Not intelligent enough to be interesting, not action packed or exploited enough to be pure fun, and not dramatic enough to have any real type of emotion.. so yea, bland and utterly forgettable.
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