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Proud Mary - Written Movie Review


***RANT / SPOILERS *** Today's review is the 2018 crime / thriller film, Proud Mary, directed by Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen) and stars Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover. Mary (Taraji P. Henson) , a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston has her life completely turned upside down when she meets a young boy, whom Mary crosses paths with when a professional hit goes bad. Oh Jesus, I thought that film would never end! This movie was beyond terrible! When an 1 hour and 28 minute movie feels longer than Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, you know your movie is atrocious. I've asked myself a few times what was the point of the entire movie? The action sequence at the beginning I felt was going to lead to something good. Nope, after the first 10 minutes into this film, it literally does nothing until the last 20 minutes! In between all of that are dialogue scenes, getting to know the boy, and a whole lot of crime family meetings that literally don't go anywhere. If they do, it doesn't matter because the film already draws its audience completely out of caring what was going on. I was so bored with everything, I had to pause it constantly. It was just too painful to sit through in one take. I literally didn't care about anybody or their performances except for Danny Glover. I actually like Danny Glover as an actor and feel like him playing a villain is a pretty cool idea, but the movie is so bad that it's just a wasted opportunity. The action sequences are subpar. The film is all over the place as far as the editing goes. I'm sorry, but I just couldn't buy Taraji P. Henson as this bigtime hit woman. She just feels out of place. The score doesn't seem to fit in the movie either. Though, one of my biggest complaints is the completely misleading marketing. If you look at the poster of the film and one of its trailers, you would think they were going with a 1970s vibe mixed with elements of Kill Bill. At least that's what I got from it, but its neither of those . The opening credits are 70s style with 70s music playing, then it leads into a timeline of present day 2018. That makes the opening scene and poster feel heavily out of place. Anyways, this film was unwatchable from beginning to end and I don't recommend it. What were your thoughts on this film? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you on my next review.

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