Movie Review: Colombiana

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Synopsis: Cataleya is a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths.
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Michael Vartan and Cliff Curtis
Directed by: Oliver Megaton
U.S. Rating: PG-13

Colombiana is a thrilled action film that wastes no time on opening with an action sequence involving Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) a nine-year-old little girl who faces the killing of her parents by the hands of some dangerous Colombian gangsters. Her dad has instructed her what to do in case of this innevitable situation, delivering a micro SD memory with information related with these gangsters and their operations to the American Embassy and in exchage, get the opportunity to flight to the US. As soon as she arrives on American soil, she flees from the authorities that were in charge of her protection and travels to Chicago, to find her uncle, who is a contract killer. Once there, she asks her uncle to teach her to be a professional killer, with her only goal in mind... Revenge the death of her parents.

The rest of the film is all about Cataleya hunting every single one of the Colombian gangsters organization, chasing and hunting them in a very quiet and professional way. The only trace she leaves behind, is the drawing of a Cataleya flower in the chest of her victims.

One single mistake helps the FBI to identify her but she uses this mistake to get to the top of the organization and kill the responsibles for the murder of her parents.

Colombiana is actually a light entertaining action film if you're not looking for a brilliant plot, just some random action led by a beautiful woman. I personally believe that Zoe Saldana played a much better, stronger and interesting role in the action film, The Losers. The plot is not strong and convincing, it shows lots of gaps and nonsense situations. While I watching the film, I tried to find the answers to some key questions, but the more I looked for those answers, the more questions I found.

I personally enjoyed Director Olivier Megaton's work. He was able to deliver some really good action scenes, work with a great cast and help to balance these flaws and gaps on the poor script with the good direction and talents involved.

I would rate this movie with a 2.5/5

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