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The movie presents the story of police officers in Budapest, investigating a series of ritual murders. The cops, deadly exhausted by the inspection, are both hunters and game - as all the victims are police constables. In such a taut situation, they are not entirely happy to have John Holdon (Iván Kamarás), the newly arrived Interpol agent, an expert of serial murders. Together with homicide detective captain Rezes (Zsolt Páll), through rivalry and cooperation, they both are desperately trying to find the killers. Racing time and fighting their way through motor clubs, universities and secret fight clubs, they slowly start doubting who they are risking their life for... This is the first feature film by József Kovalik, who has more than 20 years experience in the world of movie actions as stunt performer and coordinator.Written by
If only someone wrote an acceptable screenplay for this.
The idea was good, the story itself is okay; for this kind of a movie. What kind? A B movie. This was intended to be a be movie. It must have been. And this isn't a problem. This could have been a simple, but nice and enjoyable movie, much better than what it is. The main problem is what is spoken by the charachters. The lines are so unrealistic, that only Anger and Ganxsta could make them sound like someone would say the same in real life; but even they couldn't make it always work, and this simply ruined the whole movie. Why couldn't the charachters have something to say, that you'd expect from them? Why couldn't there be more real place names, instead of just saying 'in a club' or 'his apartment'?
The answer for the second is, that József Kovalik is a stuntman, who played in American movies, and wanted his movie to have a bit of american feeling - or to mostly have that feeling - but he made his movie in Budapest, with Hungarian actors, speaking Hungarian, so that didn't work. The car chase at the hideout - an abandoned soviet army base, as it's mentioned in the movie - nearly reached Cobra 11 heights, which means it was undeniably European. And this is the second biggest problem: why couldn't it be more Hungarian and less americanish?
So in conclusion, I hoped I could like the movie, and actually there were some good scenes in it, but the too problems, I listed made me feel bad, cause I was constantly think about - and I'm still thinking about it - what a missed opportunity this movie was. It could've been at least enjoyable.
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