Pain & Gain
"Pain & Gain" is true story of a gang of bodybuilders who kidnap a
wealthy businessman in order to take all of his money and assets. It was
directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
and Tony Shaloub.
Although the previews for this movie make it appear to be a fun and action
packed comedy, I found it to be highly disturbing, anti-climactic, and
frustrating. The fact that this film was based on a true story is disheartening,
mainly from knowing the fact that people can be so stupid in real life.
The film started out pretty good, but as it progressed, it became more and
more sickening and to be completely honest, I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Everyone in the film did a good job and Tony Shaloub was, in my opinion, the
best thing about it. Unfortunately, good acting can't make up for a story like
this one. The cinematography was strange with odd camera angles and shaky shots
that made it difficult to see what was taking place at times.
I can't think of anyone to whom I would recommend this movie. I think maybe
if you liked "Very Bad Things", you might like it (might).
I give this movie a "D". Which is disappointing as I thought it looked pretty
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