Cliche/Predictable? Yes. Entertaining? YES.
This is a movie about a bunch of men who dies in one hit and a woman who never dies no matter how much you hit.
The plot is nothing original, a vampi- I mean, Hemophage who, after losing her child, becomes a ruthless killing machine. She is good at what she does, as in, absurdly good at what she does. On one of her missions, she finds out her target is actually a kid, and, you guessed it. She spends the rest of the movie trying to save the kid. Utterly predictable.
The film is practically a comic book in live action format. The fight sequences are so over the top it would put The Matrix to shame. The weapons are so... fitting
you would think that their fundamental existence must be powered by the Rule Of Cool
. The characters have hardly any depth, and the list goes on...
But guess what, that is why the film is so entertaining. If you are not in the least bit sadistic, then don't bother, this movie will bore you to tears. But behind the cliched plot, flat characters and oh-so gratuitous action sequences, the film is just entertainment in the most bare form. Where you focus on the (dare I say) actually quite beautiful ways in which characters end each other's lives. With minimal plot and character to divert your attention from that. Yes, the actions within
the fight scenes will seem very
unnecessary and may even raise some Fridge Logic
. Nonetheless, if there was a genre of films called the "art of killing", then this will definitely be one of them.
Overall, think of it this way: shut down your intelligence and common sense when watching this movie, don't try and go into depth, just enjoy the fight scenes that live and breath the Rule Of Cool
and the CGI Scenery Porn
. Although, of course, I know that this is not possible for everyone.
I wouldn't call the movie So Bad Its Good
, because that is a little insulting in the end. It is undebatable that the movie is not brilliant all round, but it is evidental that the people put a lot of efforts into the other, more enjoyable aspects of the movie.