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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

"Killing Season" Movie Review

"Killing Season" Movie Review


Introduction
The movie involves the story of two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American and one Serbian, who clash in the war at Appalachian Mountain. Benjamin Ford (played by Robert De Niro) is the American soldier while Emil Kovac (played by John Travolta) is the Serbian soldier. Both of them were able to survive from the war.

The story started with Ford trying to escape from the painful memories of war. He has retreated and stayed in an isolated cabin in the woods. Kovac on the other hand tried to seek out Ford’s whereabouts, in order to settle an old score with Ford.

What will happen if Kovac is able to find out where Ford is?

Who will win between these two ex-soldiers?

Will anyone of them dies in the personal war started by Kovac?

Find out how they will kill each other at your nearest cinema now!


Review:
(for summarized review, please visit: http://www.wljack.com/2013/08/movie-review-killing-season-2013.html)

“Killing Season” has taken a noteworthy move to bring two of the notable actors, Robert De Niro and John Travolta together in the same film. Both of them indeed have remarkable acting. It is really great to see this combination! However, it is obvious too that the film depends ONLY on these two actors. There are very few casts in this film and their roles are non-significant in this film too.

The plot is straight forward with very little character development. The characters’ personalities and backgrounds were lazily elaborated making it hard for the audience to feel attached to the characters in the movie. The pacing of the story is also inconsistent and at times there is too many unnecessary conversations. These has made the story dull and draggy.

The script is tedious and the characters are sometimes dumb. At the beginning of the movie, Kavoc seems like a smart opponent and is even able to detect Ford easily. However, after some time, he seems like a dumb character who would stupidly expose himself in front of the cabin just to get assaulted by Ford. It is the same for Ford who has some dumb moments too.  

The dialogues were also repetitive and didn’t really make sense. They are trying to make their conversation sounds cool but the dialogues were actually unimpressive at all.

The only admirable scenes in this film are those painful scenes which show the gross penetrated wounds on the characters’ face, leg and etc. You can somehow imagine the pain felt by the characters via these scenes.

Overall, the movie is indeed ambitious. The movie has great main actors and themes but it was ruined by the lousy plot, messy scripts and repetitive dialogues. All these stop the movie from being a spectacular experience.


What I like about the movie:
  1. The combination of two great actors
  2. Painful scenes which are quite realistic
What I dislike about the movie:
  1.  Lacklustre plot
  2.  Inconsistent pacing
  3. Minimal character development
  4. Repetitive and uninteresting dialogues
  5. Feels like a low-budget film

Verdict:
This movie deserves 4.5/10.0!




If you seriously love to see how’s the chemistry between Robert De Niro and John Travolta would be, then you can try watching it! But do not go in the cinema with too high of an expectation!

For those who are not fans of either one, it would be totally fine if you just avoid the movie!


Published by WLJack.

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