Title: Killers Director: Robert Luketic Year: 2010 Run time: 1hr 33
It’s been so completely manic in our household recently, that we just haven’t had time to sit down and watch a movie - together or apart. Finally, we made some time, and realised there weren’t many new films out on iTunes that we wanted to see. The trailer for this one looked okay, though, the sort of mindless thing we need after a long day of F1 stuff.
****00:00:39 - Richard!! 00:00:46 - I may have let out an involuntary shriek at the sight of Tom Selleck. 00:01:22 - He looks a bit old. 00:02:27 - I do approve of title credits that enhance the story. No wasting time. 00:03:23 - Is that Monaco? Nice. 00:03:36 - Oh it’s not Monaco, it’s Nice. That’s still nice! 00:06:02 - I don’t want to like Ashton but I can’t help it. 00:08:09 - This is all incredibly unlikely. Who sets a date for sunset? What time is that? 00:10:07 - THAT’S NOT EVEN SUNSET. 00:12:38 - I have never had a conversation under a table. I feel like I am missing out. **00:13:09 **- So, a helicopter explodes over Nice and everyone just keeps on partying. 00:18:12 - Woah, this entire film is one big ball of awkward.** **00:20:19 - Snow Patrol! 00:23:54 - I hate shoe shopping too, but really, keeping shoes for twenty years? 00:25:15 - He can’t possibly propose marriage already. Just stop it.** **00:28:17 - No one drives down the street shouting at all their neighbours. It’s weird. I don’t even know my neighbours. 00:35:16 - “Here I am, I’m going to feed you.” That’s one way of proposing to go out for a meal, I suppose. 00:36:14 - This is so weird. It’s like James Bond crossed with Meet The Parents. 00:37:48 - Oooh, surprise parties are bad.** **00:41:03 - It annoys me that they live in such a posh house.** **00:44:14 - She’s on her phone while driving. Surely the government would have something to say about that.** **00:45:50 - He’s fighting with a spoon! Love it. 00:48:05 - Duct tape solves everything.** **00:58:43 - In films like this, why is the rich and bored mother always an alcoholic? 01:02:05 - A mental hug! If I could figure out how to send those, I’d be much better at hugging. 01:07:14 - “Some things you cannot unsee.”** **01:16:04 - I’m very confused. Basically everyone he knows is trying to kill him, and to get to him they are also trying to kill each other. I think they need more people who aren’t trying to kill him, to help make it a bit more suspenseful.** **01:24:51 - Looking in the wardrobe is always the first job. 01:27:57 - She was properly annoyed at him when she found out he had a gun. Her dad is involved too, but she seems fine with that. Weird. 01:28:30 - Perhaps this is what a 00s family is, compared to a 90s family. 01:29:37 - What is a trust circle? It looks pretty boring. 01:32:03 - They stole the “copy Richard’s moustache” thing from Friends. Boooo.** **
Oh dear oh dear. I felt like this could have been a good film. They had a great idea, albeit a little bit Mr and Mrs Smith. They had a pretty good cast, with the exception of Ms Heigl who was far too screamy and just a tad too annoying. There were moments of humour. None of it was enough though. I can’t really put my finger on what was wrong with it. For the entire time, I was sitting, eager to see what happened next, but ultimately disappointed with what was offered up. Very strange. Ashton was kinda cute though, so bonus points for that.