Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Safehouse (2012)

Thanks to Churp Churp, I managed to catch the screening of Safehouse, starring Denzel Washington, and Ryan Reynolds :D It was a movie I've been wanting to watch ever since I saw the trailer, and I'm glad I was given the opportunity to do so.

Synopsis: Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller “Safe House.” Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Verdict: I would give this movie a rating of 8/10 :D
Being someone who loves to watch thriller and cop movies, I would say the execution for this movie was actually quite well done. Admittedly, the twist at the end wasn't really a twist, cos I kinda guessed who the bad guy was at the beginning, but good effort on the Director's and Screen writer's part to try to twist it.

What I loved about the movie was Ryan Reynolds :p Yes, he is one of the reasons I wanted to watch the movie in the first place. I was interested in seeing how he could pull off a thriller, considering that most of the movies I've seen him in are romantic comedies like "Definitely, Maybe". And he didn't disappoint ^^ The ending was kinda expected, there was not much thought variation there, but a good watch nonetheless xD Although, I do wonder if what happened at the end will really happen in real life? Maybe not :/

So if you like action thriller flicks, don't forget to catch this in the cinemas! It opens on 10 February (which means that it's now showing!! :D)

Awesome quote: "We'll take it from here son" :D


Isaac Tan said...

we'll take it from here daughter

Charmaine Pua said...

Best part is, meeting you!

choulyin.tan said...

lol yea, they will say that to me :p haha

Li Ping
awww :D yup it was great seeing you again too!!! but you must get more sleep and rest lah xD

bendan said...

High rating le... OMG, I miss it. =[

Koh Kian Fai said...

haha I miss this movie now, I mean miss as in rindu :P

missyblurkit said...

this is one movie that i have yet to catch. been hearing a lot of mixed reviews...i reckon we are keeping it till we get clear DVDs.

choulyin.tan said...

ya :p sumore almost wanted to send you there tim XD haha

Kian Fai
LOL still showing can go watch again if you wan :p

yea, i think this is one movie that can go either way, so it really depends on what type of action you prefer. dunnid wait for clear DVD's, tunggu dl also can :p hehe

missyblurkit said...

i worry that i become download queen again with my clients asking me for my latest downloads each time i see them to do a presentation or take a creative brief. lol.