Welcome to the next instalment of Dr.Film reviews this month. Today I shall be scrutinising the film by director Michael Bay 'Pain & Gain'. Essentially a comedy, based off a true story or is a true story.
I'll be honest, I wasn't fussed about seeing this. What I gathered from the trailers and from all the publicity stuff such as : Posters, and Advertisement campaigns, Just assured me that this wasn't very good. But I went to the cinema to watch it because I wanted to put my curiosity of this film to rest. and I did.
In all retrospect having watched it, I had in my head of it being. It isn't a film I'm overtly kean on. The plot didn't interest me. But to give it credit the first half of this film is ok; the second half just doesn't do anything for me at all. I wasn't overly pleased with this.
It isn't a very good film at all, I would say it meets an average mark but nothing else. But I suppose I should of just quit while I was ahead. I probably shouldn't of let my curiosity get the better of me. I would strongly recommend to those who haven't seen the film, to wait till it's available online to watch, or even when it comes out on DVD. Do not waist your money on this film.
Clip time now, I'll quickly show you an incite into what I believe to be a disappointing film.
If you disagree with what I'm saying, you can disregard it as just being my opinion. But I would fail to understand why anyone with a brain would like 'Pain and Gain'.
It inflicts Pain on the viewer and no Gain.
Based off of the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder, who take pride in fitness, and is a person who has the angziaty to take a shot of living, what he believes to be the American dream. He would like to have some money that other people have - so in effect he's steal money of people who don't deserve it for his own purposes.
And there are actually awful bits in the film, where the drama stops, and captions pop up in the middle of it, reading 'this is still true'. Which is bonkers, and unnecessary to say the least.
So with his mad plan in mind, Lugo seeks help, he enlists the assistance of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, and Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong, (because their pumped up - steroid headed morons) And since they have muscles for brains, and they're all left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream.
When it finished, I thought to myself "What the hell have I just watched?" It is ridiculous. It isn't a very well structured piece at all. I'm pretty sure that the majority of the audience in cinema watching it with me, gave off the same sense that they didn't enjoy. I just didn't get it. full stop. I was confused as to why someone like Michael Bay; felt the need to have such a pornographic sensibility that it is improbable for him to make anything that has any essence of being a interesting, dark and in some areas funny tale.
I think that this is a film, in which goes from Ok, to bad than bad to worse.
This film has inflicted Pain upon me, having actually watched it. I do strongly agree with the critics opinion. This film, it needs to go. and for that reason, it should just crawl into a hole and die. - 0/10.
That was an unpleasant, but 'Pain & Gain' really upset me. As a viewer, I wish to be entertained, 'Pain & Gain' is not entertaining, 'Pain & Gain' is horrible. It is a film as pumped up and steroidal as the dire characters, that it attempts to portray.
That all being said, thank you for reading this review. I apologize for that out burst of negative energy, however when I don't like something, I have to make it clear.
My next review will be that of "Tinker tailor soldier spy" starring Gary Oldman. I will post that review on Monday the 16th of September 2013.