The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.
We can forget all about that with this remake of that 70's classic. There is no political metaphor, no philosophical questions about humanity, in fact there is no sense at all, if you don't count nonsense, about the movie. John McTiernan, director of such classics as 'The Predator' and 'Die Hard' has managed to make a movie, that is in one word, poor.
With some idiotic excuse the main protagonist Jonathan (at least the name is same), gets in the hazardous game of Rollerball with his pal Marcus (LL Cool J). Soon he notices, that there is something fishy about the game.
There isn't anything worthwhile to mention about the film. Tiernan directs like a man, who hasn't directed a single piece of film in his life. The plot is idiotic and the main baddies are pretty much camp material. The action is poorly choreographed and the editing tries so badly to be music video like, that it's flat out funny.
Can't really figure any reason for anyone to see this film.
Rating: 1 out of 10
Camp rating: 4 out of 10
- Jan 5, 2007