|Man, I miss the days of BSG.|
Action? This movie has got it. Excitement? Meh….. Frankly, I found myself nodding off in the meat of Painkiller’s 102 minute running time. There is no doubt in my mind that there was a lot of work put into the action sequences in Painkillers. Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley-Ann Brandt, & Erica Durance all look great in the heat of battle and those were the strongest aspects of Painkillers.
Let’s talk about the “sci-fi” part of Painkillers. The reason I love the genre so much is I almost always walk away from a great sci-fi film carrying a new idea presented by its story. Did Painkillers present an idea? Oh yeah! Was it an interesting idea? Not really. Plus, how the “discovery” in this film was presented just pissed me off. Painkillers did create a feeling of paranoia that I particularly enjoyed whether or not we've seen it countless times before in movies of this caliber. The whole thing is a ruse for something else. As expected, we cannot trust anyone, especially the corporations.
“Oh hey! Look at these walls! They look different! Oh wow, there is some writing on them. I bet if we touch them they will do something. Oh wow! Look at that!”. I found myself rolling my eyes through that sequence.
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