Movie review : The Tourist

Posted: January 20, 2011 in movies
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The Tourist told a story of Elise (Angelina Jolie) who sits next to an American tourist, Frank (a mathematician teacher, played by Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice.  She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted for police. So, this had caused both Elise and Frank not only to try to evade the police, but also the mobster who wanted him dead as he had stolen his money.

Considering the great casts they have for this movie (with such name of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), “The Tourist” had failed to deliver a result that would catch up with my expectation..

Although i must admit there were many amusing scenes, but the storyline was pretty bleak and surprisingly.. very predictable. From the first 10 minutes, i already expected what would be the ending of this movie. And unfortunately.. that is the exact ending for this movie!  How can i not be disappointed?!~

Also.. i felt like the casts was not leveraged to their optimum capability, though it includes name such as Timothy Dalton (former James Bond), Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany and Steven Berkoff. Though i must admit miss Angelina Jolie delivered a descent acting performance. However.. for Johnny Depp.. (though he is charming and had some smart humor lines),  i could not help to stop the picturesque of Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of The Caribbean) popped up on my head though i supposed to see a totally different character on that movie. This especially true for the scene when Frank has to jump from one roof to another to avoid being captured. I found the way Frank walked on the roof is very similar to the way Captain Jack Sparrow walk.

Last but not least,  I felt this movie was made just for pure  entertainment and not covered enough depth of the human emotions nor the intrigue that will stay with me after walked out of the cinema..

  1. I need 5 minutes more than you to guess (read:know) the ending 😛
    If it wasn’t Depp I think it would be harder to guess.

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