So I went and saw Proud Mary on Friday. It was cheesy, but I knew it would be from the moment I saw the first trailer while waiting on another movie to start months ago. Now, I was going to see it eventually to support black cinema, but had no plans on seeing it opening night. Things change.
Anywho, in my opinion the movie was so slooooooow! The run time is a little over and hour and a half, but I felt like I was watching it for at least 2 hours and 5 mins!!! I typically don’t like action movies because they are too in your face and loud and crazy, but this one was the opposite! I was like damn, is this a drama or an action movie?! There was a lot of filler scenes that should have been replaced with a little more action. Sure, she kills a person here and there, but for the only real action scene doesn’t happen until the last about 15 mins of the movie!!!!
Another thing that I did not like was the way Danny Glover talked! It looked like all of his scenes were dubbed! Did he flub all his lines and have to redo them in post? Did they not like his voice and got someone to do a voiceover? Whatever the case, it was weird and distracting. Also, they only had 3 active memebers in their “family”. Can we at least get a gang of people like the other families? That would be more believable.
So yeah, this movie had cheesy dialogue, the minimal amount of action to be considered an action movie, too many unnecessary filler scenes, and it felt like it lasted an eternity!!! But do I want my money back? No. It’s worth a watch if you have a free day during the week. Maybe catch the $5 mantinee.
oh yeah, you don’t even get to hear Proud Mary until the very end!!!