X-Men Origins: Wolverine not only delivers a wide array of special effects and action but it has a solid story that will please the viewer who is looking for a greater amount of satisfaction; not just another comic book based movie. It carefully blends a story of sibling rivalry, romantic entanglements, and vengeance that offers a variety of viewers something to grasp onto while watching. It also has a decent amount of humor when you least expect it that is a welcome relief from the highly serious and dramatic storyline.
Fast and Furious would have been better had it stuck to what it is, an action movie, and not tried to dive heavily into drama and the solving of a crime.
With an exceptionally heavy back story and to large of an attempt at psychological games that do not succeed, 12 Rounds is a lackluster action movie. The ’12 Rounds’ are far from original but do manage to pass the time easily. As a viewer, you may not be bored but being overly engaged is highly unlikely also as the surprises and twists you so desire are never realized.
What could have been an epic story about fighting for one’s survival against oppression and evil is instead a melodramatic bore.
Echelon Conspiracy is just another go at the man vs. his own creation storyline; the poor man’s Skynet comes to mind. It lacks any sort of new excitement, unless you consider mysterious text messages exciting and fresh. You are purely given a tired story that would fare better on the small screen, as a movie of the week, then in a theater.