Excerpt: As the film opens, the first few scenes are set in Colombia. Using high levels of saturation of the various yellows and browns of the favelas, Latino skin tones and roads, the level of detail is excellent. The same can be said when the movie shifts to America.
Summary: Colombiana is an Olivier Megaton directed movie starring Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and is based upon a Luc Besson screenplay. The movie is exciting and action-packed, yet lacks the requisite depth for more demanding viewers.
Conclusion: 'Colombiana' is an empty spectacle of action and superficial thrills — the sort of B-quality guilty pleasure that only promises a diversion of popcorn entertainment. While most of the Luc Besson production is a standard vengeance plot, Zoe Saldana's terrifically moving performance as a young woman...
Excerpt: Video gamers probably remember Batman’s excessive vent punching and crawling in 2009’s Arkham Asylum , wholly appropriate a comparison to Zoe Saldana in Colombiana . No, she’s not donning Bat garb, although there is a revealing, skin-tight Catwoman-esque body suit. She’s just a vent escape artist.
Excerpt: Luc Besson is responsible for two of the greatest assassin films of all time. In Leon: The Professional and La Femme Nikita the French writer/director presented not just remarkable fight scenes and high tension, but rich characters living isolated lives and resisting close relationships.
Excerpt: The latest bag of pork rinds from producer Luc Besson, a leading purveyor of high-calorie/low-nutrition entertainment, Colombiana opens with a little girl witnessing her parents’ murder in Colombia, moving to America, and coming back to take revenge as an adult.