Thursday, August 8, 2013

Movie Review: Alex Cross

What did I ever do before Netflix came into my life? My subscription was a gift from my brother a few years ago and it’s honestly the best gift I’ve ever received. I’m overly cheap frugal but this is a monthly expense I have no problem with. Hubby & I are big movie buffs & very much enjoy our weekly Netflix arrival. We watch all sorts of movies & hardly see them in the theater anymore. It has to be something we're super pumped about for us to make the effort to see it in the theater.

Here’s my review of the movie we watched this past weekend.

Movie: Alex Cross

Main Stars: Tyler Perry, Ed Burns, Matthew Fox

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

I did read the book the movie is based off of “Cross” by James Patterson. It’s not a game changer if you haven’t read it though. I found this one to be fairly graphic & gory but that doesn’t bother me. Matthew Fox is almost unrecognizable in his role as “Picasso”. He lost a bunch of weight & is mega ripped with a shaved head. Picasso basically runs around town mutilating his victims while being chased by Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) & his partner Thomas Kane (Ed Burns) who are always one step behind him it seems. Things take a turn for the worse when Picasso… SPOILER ALERT…tortures & kills Thomas’s other partner/girlfriend and then violently shoots Alex’s pregnant wife. Once the vengeance has set in for these men, it’s nonstop action. I’ve seen Kiss the Girls & Along Came a Spider which star Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross & wasn’t sure how I would like the change of character. But Tyler Perry was great. If you’re used to him in more of his comedic roles, this will be a refreshing change.

Why not 5 stars??? Matthew Fox is lucky enough to race around in a beautiful Cadillac CTS V during the movie. Right before the end of the movie, this gorgeous creature of a vehicle gets totaled by Tyler Perry! Was that really necessary?! I was so sad I had to give it 4 stars!

The scene right before the big crash!  You can see Tyler Perry's car about to ram the beauty!