She delivers a pretty solid performance in this movie. Colombiana is burdened by too many scenes of poorly written, over-expository dialogue and false emotion. Now I haven't seen Nikita, but while there are similarities between Leon's Mathilda and Colombiana's Cataleya, the two films are definitely not on the same level. It's almost a popcorn movie where the audience eats popcorn to stay awake. This causes a major problem, because there was not supposed to be any survivors. It's hard to watch her rather than just stare at her. Colombiana is a fast paced action movie, with lots of fight scenes.
Leaving a lipstick drawing of her namesake on every victim, Cataleya carries out her assignments with cold, frightening efficiency and dreams of avenging her family. Didn't exactly end up that way. The other actors also do fine, though Michael Vartan's character has very little purpose and is actually barely in the movie. She studies hard and grows into a beautiful woman, but has never released her anger for her parent's deaths. If there is one French director the non-French general public knows about, it's Luc Besson. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death. I give it 6 out of 10 for Zoe Saldana, good fight scenes and cinematography.
There is no Oscars material here. Colombiana is another product from Besson's action film factory. I really like Zoe Saldana, even though her body is a better actress than she is. A lot of action left to be seen and overall it's a good intro to the movie. With her uncle's help, Cataleya has indeed grown up to be an awesomely skilled contract killer, having performed 22 jobs in 4 years. Only young Cataleya Restrepo escapes the bloody shootout during an intense Parkour chase what else? There are times when Colombiana almost works, but that's not good enough.
Don't get all frustrated with it. In comparison to the other hit-man movies of the year, it's superior to The Mechanic, but way inferior to Hanna though it contains a lot more action than Hanna, which shouldn't be seen as an action film. There is absolutely zero character development whatsoever and if you didn't know that Cataleya's parents were murdered by Don Luis, you would have no idea why any of the characters are doing what they're doing. She doesn't understand the issues that surround the day to day life. I can't say I recommend it. Do yourself a favor and go see it. A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota.
In short, know what to expect from Colombiana which literally means Colombian woman by the way , and you'll enjoy it fine. In 1992 Bogota, a little girl Amandla Stenberg watches crime lord Don Luis Beto Benites and his henchman Marco Jordi Mollà murder her parents. The mistake of not killing her as a little girl, leads her to her victory. We know where we're going, but it's how we get there that is important, or so they say. She moves like a ballerina and fights like an anorexic tiger, and she even achieves mild success in playing drunk comedicly in a campy sort of way.
Colombiana keeps you glued to the screen. I guess some people just expect an award winning movie and actors every time they step foot into a theatre. Its rhythm is all over the place, sometimes it's beautiful, sometimes it's broody, but most of the time it's just kinda boring. I have not written a review in quite some time, but when a movie is receiving undue praise or criticism then i feel obligated to disclose the truth to the public. Colombiana is a movie that shows true girl power.
Like most parents, her parents harbor secrets, and shield the child from them. Even if the name means nothing to you, chances are you've heard of the films he's had a hand in. Colombia, has issues just like everywhere else. Starring by : zoe saldana as cataleya restrepo, cliff curtis as emilio, callum blue as richard, michael vartan as danny delanay, lennie james as special agent ross, amandla stenberg as cataleya restrepo age10 , graham mctavish as head marshall warren, jesse. The expected Parkour chase is kept fresh by having it unfold with a child. She makes a choice to get revenge, no matter what.
In a way the vast bulk of the film becomes a build up for the climax. Her parents are only trying to make it and provide a better life for their pride and joy, their daughter. She hunts down each and every person, who was involved in the demise of her parents. Action and sexy Zoe Saldana sells it all. The technology there was very lacking or done in poor choice. What you see in the trailer is what you get.
I love the fact that in one moment, Zoe has mere seconds to escape a garage turns to the air vent, and the bolts just happen to be loose enough to unscrew with her fingertips. Director: Olivier Megaton Writers: Luc Besson screenplay , Robert Mark Kamen screenplay Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan and Callum Blue Watch Full movie Colombiana 2011 Online Free. Her life is blown apart the day that her mother and father are killed by thugs, and the girl flees for her life. Through these films, Besson is also responsible for introducing the world to Parkour, which seems to have taken over action cinema in the past 5 years and even making its way to films such as Step Up 3D. She leaves secret messages that only the killers understand, while killing her way up the ladder of people involved. Leaving a lipstick drawing of her namesake on every victim, Cataleya carries out her assignments with cold, frightening efficiency and dreams of avenging her family. Money, drugs, and crime do not discriminate.