Four Brothers (2005)
Well Crafted Revenge Film
I'm drawn to movies whose trailers inspire a visceral reaction...This
one's is so clichéd...Poor old Mom gets whacked and her adopted sons go
after the crooks...Still, the action in the trailer inspired me...gave
me that feeling of wanting to see the bad guys get it, and after seeing
the film, I can say I was not disappointed. The story moves along and
does not step outside of itself. There are some intriguing plot twists,
but the goal of revenge always remains. The performances are solid; we
have experienced film actors and a director here who know what they're
doing. Even the newer actors settle into their respective roles...
John Singleton stated he wanted to do something with a "western edge"
and in this film he has done just that. The story could be transplanted
100 years back and still work. While there is a great deal of action,
violence, and bloodshed, it is not shot with an abundance of CGI or
special effects...to that end, the action looks and feels more
realistic. The film pulls you in and takes you for a nice ride, which
is more than can be said of a lot of recent releases...It's not going
to win Oscars, but it should be a hit. It's definitely worth a look!
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