Movie Trailer Review
By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
After appearing in “Star Trek” and “Avatar,” it’s safe to say that Zoe Saldana has established herself was a badass action star who can seduce the good guys and beat up the bad guys in equal measure. A film like “Colombiana” looks like something designed specifically with her in mind, and for all we knot, it was.
From the writers of “Taken,” “Colombiana” tells the story of a young woman who grows up to be a vengeance-fueled assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents. Of course, as the trailer suggests, this emotional backstory exists primarily so we can watch Saldana fight her way through dozens of enemies, but we don’t ask too much from our action movies these days. We’d like them to feature engaging characters, but so long as they keep us excited, we’ll be satisfied.
From the looks of it, “Colombiana” will do just fine as an action film. However, we would like to see Zoe Saldana show up in a movie that asks her to deliver a more subtle performance. She appears to be a genuinely skilled actress, and it’s time she showed the world that she doesn’t need to play the sexy-killer type to impress an audience.
Will “Colombiana” be a classic? No, we doubt it. But it looks like it will be a fun night at the movies, and sometimes that’s good enough.
View the trailer below. Thoughts?