Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Colombiana - Movie Review

Colombiana starts off with 10-year-old Cataleya (Amandla Stenberg) witnessing her parents being murdered by Colombian gang leader Don Luis (Beto Benites). She escapes his men and goes to the U.S. Embassy where she hands over a vital memory disk that her father gave her as her passport out of Colombia. She runs off to find her uncle (Cliff Curtis), and from then on, vows to get vengeance on her parents killers.

15 years later, Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) has become an expert assassin, working for her uncle as well as tracking down all the members of Luis' gang on the side and killing them one by one. Things get complicated when the CIA gets involved, and her booty call Danny (Michael Vartan) accidentally gets a picture of her leaked.

Colombiana was really intense and it was just non-stop action. There are some amazing action and escape sequences that have you at the edge of your seat. Zoe Saldana plays the role of Cataleya perfectly, as an elusive killer who has built walls around herself. It's nice to see women in these powerful roles but Zoe Saldana is so wispy thin! I definitely recommend watching this movie, it's one of the better action movies I have seen in a while.

Colombiana is out in theatres everywhere now.

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