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.
The storyline is interesting and engaging in Gran Torino but it falls short due to the poor acting ability of many of the cast. It is also full of a variety of racist comments and stereotypes that may be offensive to the viewer.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop is not terrible, but not great either. You will laugh at times, some brought on by the actual comedy and others for its failure.
The storyline of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is nothing extraordinary. It has action and romance but they are not overly exciting and the acting is by no means great. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans does entertain for the duration and gives insight into how the other films in the franchise fall into place, being this is a prequel.