Although I love movies, I don’t often make an effort to go see them at the theatre. (A recent exception was Magic Mike…well worth the effort). When I saw the previews for Dead Man Down, I knew I had to see it opening weekend. I met my daughter, Lacey, at a theatre downtown. The movie was amazing. I was enthralled from beginning to end. Just as it ended, my other daughter, Lana, texted me and said she was about to see the movie at a different theatre. I had just enough time to get there, so I did. And I saw the movie again. And was just as enthralled the second time.
Colin Farrell is….well, he’s gorgeous, of course, but he’s also a phenomenal actor. There are a lot of beautiful actors out there, but Colin has that special something. He can play any role and nail it. He pulled off playing evil, unattractive Bobby Pellitt in Horrible Bosses and ‘almost’ hid his extreme sexiness. And he was hilarious. His thick Irish brogue is adorable, yet he is able to disguise it, take on any role with any accent, and make you believe it.
Dead Man Down is about a man and a woman seeking revenge–both for different reasons and with different targets–who cross paths. This film is not your average, run of the mill revenge-action movie. I can’t say much without giving away spoilers, so I’ll just say, go see it, you won’t regret it. I hear it is not doing well at the box office, and that Colin Farrell’s movies are often bombs. I can’t imagine why. A fantastic movie that makes you laugh, cry, and keeps your muscles bunched with tension for two hours…what more could you want? And did I mention, uhm, it stars Colin Farrell???????