Friday, August 24, 2007

Empire of the Wolves

I guess I checked this out because it stars Jean Reno, who has been in some pretty cool action movies. He's always good, especially in his supporting roles, and he was OK in this, too. But the movie wasn't that good. Better than Reno was Arly Jover as Anna; she should have gotten top billing. She played the wife of a government official. She's plagued by a sense of selectively losing her memory. For instance, she recognizes historical figures, but not her husband. That internal conflict is interesting, then it starts to become clear that her husband is fully aware of the cause of her memory problem, and that she is part of a secret government experiment. But when Reno gets involved, and the Turkish drug runners, and the old Reno/Anna romance, and the weird human sacrifice cult or something, it just gets muddled. A good effort, and some good performances, but they don't add up to much.
Bottom line, 2 stars.

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