The International ~ (USA, 2009) ~ DVD

internationalWell, the idea at least is very timely. International banking, unstable third world countries lusting for weapons, instability as opportunity for wealth, the idea that all of these forces can be controlled for massive profits. Corruption at the very top. Yadda-yadda. The whole theme though is really rather under-developed, at least in a coherent manner.

Loved the scenery in Istanbul though, since I visited all these places some years ago. And the scenery of Naomi Watts is always satisfying. But damn! The Guggenheim got all shot up, so I guess I won’t be visiting when I’m in New York in July. The shoot-em up action there was probably the best thing about the film. As opposed to these Deep Thoughts from Clive Owens’ character:

Sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Or, this one:

Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. I’m the one you burn.

Well, yeah. Let me think about that a bit…Ok. I’m done.

♦♦½

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