A solid video game adaptation makes for a reference quality Blu-Ray di
3 May 2009
Excerpt: I was and still am a huge fan of the Max Payne series of Video Games. They are amazing achievements in the interactive gaming medium. Thank the heavens that the big-screen adaptation is a solid action film. Critics panned the film, obviously not sharing my opinion. But this is a review of the disc itself. Putting the quality of the film itself aside (since how good a film is is always up for debate anyway), Fox has delivered an AMAZING Hi-def transfer.
Summary: No spoiler here - it doesn't need one, its already spoiled! OK so I am biased, having played both games to completion several times over I loved them both - dark, gritty, twisted, film noir greatness. the games, as most will no doubt know, were almost a scripted story board that was ready to go as a movie - seriously it should have been easy - don't bother with script writers - the script was already there, the games are a screen play!
Summary: Mark Wahlberg plays popular game hero Max Payne, a cop who sets out to find the man who killed his wife and child, while doing so he uncovers a potential conspiracy that could lead him to the killer. While Max Payne boasts a great tone, atmosphere and great cinematography, the overall film wasn't really all that great, the acting was tough to judge, there were some good performances but the actors seem like they didn't have much to work with, the action scenes are...
Summary: A movie shouldn't really be rated on its quality as an adaptation. Rather it should be rated on character development, storytelling, suspense, etc. Honestly, this story had potential. I was decently intrigued for about the first 15 minutes. But that just makes it worse because it got my hopes up. I'm not sure why I sat through it. The ending was utterly predictable.. and not the kind that makes you feel clever for figuring it out.
Summary: I never thought it was possible to turn a story that great into such a terrible movie... First let me say I loved the games, I love action movies, crime movies, film noir and thrillers, film noir and thrillers, but I hate this film, I really hate it. It is nothing like it should be, everything is missing - the drama, the violence( which really is an important part of the tragical tale of max payne), the dark humor, the characters... everything.
Excerpt: I played this game when it first came out, and the movie was a hard hit from the original. This movie was the second i bought from recomendation and not upset but not getting what i wanted. I like mark and all but his homerun acting didnt give me the sawed off shotgun way i would of done it. Still the twist of producing a pill popping action probably would of rocked balls rated R.
Excerpt: Hated this movie in theaters, was let down greatly for being fan of the game. Hated it on home video just as much. One of the things I could tolerate and give the movie props for was it's cinematography, which stands out well in the video transfer. It's even better in the audio department, the score really gets you pumped in certain scenes. The extras were ok, but nothing to really talk about.
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El Cucuy, blu-ray.com
24 January 2009
Excerpt: That's Max Payne! well the It start off really slow. Hollywood Had the story from the Video game for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Then of course Hollywood has to add there spin on things. A little after then middle of the Movie It picked up and never looked back. it was non stop action, suspense, Thrills and gore. the violence was wonderful. This is also where they kinda came back to the story of the Video game with the Hollywood spin.