Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Yippie Ki.... no wait...
The opening sequence looks like sin city and as it move into real you can hear the dulcet tones of one Bruce Willis, but wait what’s this he’s covered in hair! It’s like a statement from the creators that this is no Die Hard movie and they’re right, you would be forgiven for thinking it was if you have seen the cover of the DVD. Hostage is a thriller that has great pacing but lacks tension, leaving you ultimately unsatisfied, with a juvenile bad guy that seems to want to channel the Crow.
Some very good shots and a lot of blood do make up for the lack of tension at times, this making the film grittier. It doesn’t save it from being a predictable movie that you will want to follow up by watching Die Hard, YIPPIE KI YAY MOTHER FUCKER!