17 February 2011 | jlarrison
Some Interesting Ideas, But Overall Bad
I am always interested in a Cuba Gooding Jr. movie, as his personality can carry even crappy plots. I feel bad for Cuba as the last few films he has made have been TV movie dramas at best.
This movie is no exception as the film work and writing are slow and dull. Though there were a few good scenes, such as the scene when Cuba visits the snake man.
I would advise against watching this movie, it is a drama/action film, but is missing the action and drama to keep you interested beyond the first 20-minutes.
Though I was able to watch the entire thing, I do feel it was overall a waste of time and I wish I had not seen this film.
It reminds me of a late night HBO rerun movie that you might watch if you have nothing else to do, and even then you probably won't walk away from the film even remembering that you saw it or anything interesting in it.
Though I love Cuba's acting, and I hope he hits a few more home runs in his career, this is not one of them.