This is based on a true story...about a chick bounty hunter who has an English accent for crying out loud. I pick a wrong time to quit sniffing glue. I must be crazy for liking this movie...but that's the terrible truth.
Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) is a former British model turned to a bounty hunter. She works with her boss, Ed (Mickey Rourke) and her partner/boyfriend, Choco (Edgar Ramirez) to bring back a stolen money to a mafia boss. Their job is being followed and recorded by television crews to make a reality tv show, created by a tv producer (Christopher Walken). Complicated situation regarding the money and the people around them makes the situation more dangerous.
First of all, I gotta get it out from my chest about something; Mickey Rourke and Edgar Ramirez are so freaking HOT! I've must watched it with my mouth open and drooling, because I couldn't get my eyes off the screen everytime they appeared and I had to peeled my tongue off from the floor. Sonofaguns, I had to fan myself. About the movie? Oh, well...actually I really don't care much about the movie. The storyline is pretty weak, the acting especially from Kiera Knightley is mediocre. And I always laugh everytime she said 'bounty hunter' into 'BOWNTY HUNTA!' in her Brit accent. But the most annoying thing about this movie are the technical and the film method which kinda like watching a very loooooooooong trailer. It's simply a cache of random movie clips smashed together to make a movie. The action in the movie is very fast paced, and unless you actually try to catch it, the reasoning behind the plot can very well pass you by. Experimental Cinematography barely describes this movie. The camera-work and post production add much to the overall flavor of the film, making it quite artistic at some points and open to interpretation at other. Although, at some parts it may get a little raunchy, gruesome and too heavy for some audiences, the movie never becomes completely unrealistic. The flooding of imagery and dynamic...it can make you turn away from the screen for a sec, 'cause it'll make you dizzy.
Another thing that I hate, is the cameo of Ian Ziering and Brian A.Green from Beverly Hills 90210 fame. What the fuck they are doing in this movie? They are acting as themselves, with their real name, and their real behavior -- which is a total tool. Stupid. Their career surely are drown the drain. Leave it to the director, Tony Scott who experimented with a movie about a bounty hunter with a vagina...or an independent woman getting along in man's world, whatever. Well, as for the bounty hunters themselves, they are kicking ass in every scene -- but frames are suddenly intercut with other frames from the scene, textures are blurred, and lines repeated for emphasis with a slight echo added. It's excruciating. I walked outside and had to wait 10 minutes so my eyes could adjust to a full spectrum of colors once again. But after that, I thought the movie is pretty cool. In both good and bad way. I am that gullible.
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