There isn’t very much I can say about this movie other than it just O.K. The movie is no way near as good as James Patterson’s previous movies… “Along came a spider” and “Kiss the Girls” just two of the 12 Alex Cross crime novels. Patterson is known for his best character Dr. Alex Cross, a Detroit detective psychologist.
Morgan Freeman a much older actor was featured in the two previously mentioned movies. This time, a good choice was made with Tyler Perry. Perry is more suited to the character described in Patterson’s books, having
his mother (Cicely Tyson) living with him, taking care of his 2 young children.
We are introduced to a villainous character “The Butcher” aka “Picasso” convincingly played by Matthew Fox, (almost unrecognizable) as a crazed psycho, skin head. He receives enjoyment watching, as he inflicts pain to his victims.
Alex Cross is best known for his detective deduction, that’s what he does best..e.g. Sherlock Holmes. This would have been a much better movie, had there been more detective deduction, figuring who the bad guy was, and how to catch him. I became displeased towards the end, when our villain, in an abandoned theater, gets shot in the arm, drops 40 feet, gets up and runs away. Adding to my distress, the shaky movement of the camera, in the abandoned theater, was extremely annoying and unprofessional. I suggest if you’re
looking for a mild action movie, wait until this movie appears on DVD, or rent it at the Red Box.
1 /1/2 popcorn bags
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