(This review may contain spoilers).
I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Even though it didn’t have as many amusing moments as I was expecting, I thought the plot idea was a pretty interesting one and I thought it was a fairly unique idea. There were more serious scenes than I was expecting.
There was a lot of violence in this movie, though I thought it was interesting to see how Mike used what was around him to fight back against the people threatening him. It was interesting to see how his subconscious took over… and I thought he was still good at planning, despite being stoned out of his mind for a lot of the movie.
Though I really didn’t like Bella in Twilight, I did like Kirsten Stewart in this movie. I liked seeing the romantic relationship between Mike and Phoebe. I thought there was something really sweet about their interactions together.
I found a lot of this movie quite intense to watch and it didn’t really let up on the action. The first scene indicated an almost ‘looking back’ over the previous events… but it was still interesting to see how everything led up to that first scene.
I liked Mike as a character, even though he seemed kind of two-dimensional at first. There were some cringeworthy scenes he was in, but I thought the actor played the role really well. And it was good to see him interacting with the other characters, too. I didn’t recognise many of the other actors, but I really disliked Adrian’s character. At the same time, I thought Rose was interesting… and I would have liked to see more of his history with Mike.
There were a lot of questions answered in this movie and I found myself with very little confusion by the end of the film. While it did end on something of a cliffhanger, I did really enjoy this movie. I wouldn’t watch it again… but despite the strong violence and only mild pieces of humour, I did find this really entertaining. If you’re unsure, I would recommend giving this movie a try.