(This review may contain spoilers).
Although this movie wasn’t one I was desperate to watch, the trailer was intriguing enough to make me decide to watch it when I had today free.
I found this movie quite tense to watch. Both Mason and Briar were characters who I found easy to like and empathise with. While Briar clearly had a lot of problems, I did feel that he grew a bit during the course of the movie.
It was really interesting to see how Mason’s pick-pocketing worked and I found it easy to see the world in the same way he did, such as when he was watching the crowds of people and seeing the opportunities to steal.
I did feel a lot of sympathy for Zoe, even though I thought that her choosing to bomb even an empty building was an awful choice for her to make. It was good to see parts of the movie focus on her as well as Mason and Briar.
There was a lot of good action in this and I felt that there was also a lot going on. While it was very much an action-adventure film, I liked that it focused as much on the characters… but I would have liked to know a bit more detail about Mason’s history and what his motivations were.
I did see a few of the surprises coming, but I was on the edge of my seat for most of the movie.I was drawn really easily into the plot and it was good to see some of the relationships between the secondary characters during the course of this movie.
I thought it was interesting to see how everything escalated out of control, though I wasn’t sure exactly how intelligent the villains actually were. There was at least some expansion on motivations for some of the characters, though.
While watching this a second time probably won’t add much, I enjoyed seeing the interactions between Mason and Briar and I especially liked the ending. I probably would watch it again at some point in the future, though I probably wouldn’t buy it full price on DVD.