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Okay, I was intrigued with the cast when I first heard of the film. Saw a few trailers, snapshots and promotional pictures and I started getting excited for the movie. Well, too bad. The movie turned out to be a tour de force of just bad, sadly.
The script, the acting, the dialogue, the pacing, the directing, it was just so bad! The first half hour was just so jumbled it was confusing to even tell what was going on. The action, although decent, just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. There is one great fight sequence near the end but that was the only decent one.
There are also a few times in the movie where it tries to make you care about these characters, the sad thing was is that there was little to no character development for that to happen. Sad music plays and people cry, is that even dramatic effect? Come on!
The movie tackles the whole human trafficking theme but it's execution isn't as good. Although it is portrayed in a negative manner, it wasn't fully realized in the film.
I know it sounds like I've just crapped all over the film, but it's necessary. It was a missed opportunity to make something great but it just had the worst execution. There's a definite sequel bait at the end of the film, but I hope that if there is a sequel, just make sure the pacing and editing is done right. I don't mind cheesy, bad acted films as long as things fall into place right. For now, I'll be very kind, since I just watched this after watching something much worse.
6/10 (I'm just being so damn kind right now)
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