A young woman, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.
Director: Olivier Megaton
Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan and Callum Blue
For a movie that I had high hopes for, Colombiana came out to be a true dog of a movie. After the semi-interesting opening, the film ended up becoming a series of not-so-interesting segments and even less interesting characters. While Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) could have been a very intriguing character, much of what could have made her interesting was left out of the film.
There were far too many unnecessary asides that should have been left out of the film, but when I was about to completely write the film off, the end came back to what really mattered about the film – the action.
If you are looking for a 90 minute thrill ride of action and effects, you are not going to get it here, but if they concentrated more on the action side of the film, they would have been much better off.