The recent invitation that i watched was Welcome to the Punch. I managed to watch it with a +1 over at Shaw Preview theater on the 15th July 2013.
Directed by: Eran Creevy
Wrriten by: Eran Creevy
Starring: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough
Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Crime
Rating: NC16 (Violence and Coarse Language)
Runtime: 99 minutes
Sypnosis of the movie event :
Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky, one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after. (IMDB)
Thoughts of the Movie :
The action in the movie is definitely a nice watch. Crime movies with gun-shots, is a definite. Imagine flying bullets, flying people, and that noisy ruggedness coming from a gun’s firepower.
The storyline was a good revenge for revenge plot. It has a clever act of sarcastic humor for an action crime movie, which is quite noticeable.
My +1 and I thought that it would have been better if the film had subtitles due to their actor’s thick accents, which actually got me lost at some scenes. It felt like there was much being said in the movie through conversations, that leads to good fast-paced action scenes later.
I’d also like to focus James Mcavoy comeback to the action crime movie and say that it was good return. His previous acting in movie called Trance, that involves him being part of a crime syndicate who eventually loss his memory and try to regain back his memory was filled with more better storyline and this new movie’s not so bad.
Just to recap, He also played as the young Professor Charles Xavier in the movie X-men : First Class. Definitely a different image to the scene, but a good movie too.
Life lessons from the movie:
- Family values
- A willingness to accept despite differences.
That being said, if you like a good action movie packed with gun shots, and man firing at each other, then I can say it would be a nice to watch for you.
Catch ‘Welcome to the Punch’ coming to Shaw Theaters on the 18th July 2013.
I’ll like to take the opportunity to thank OMY.SG for inviting me to the event.