Poor, poor, interesting Mark Wahlberg. Appearantly, the last truly hard man left in the world that is (appearantly, comparitively) a Hollywood full of wusses. And when Wahlberg is good, he is very very good (Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Departed, I Heart Huckabees), but when he is bad…… well, thats just the thing. Even though he has been in his own fair share of cinematic muck (Shooter, The Italian Job, The Truth About Charlie, Four Brothers), he manages to maintain his sense of genuine talent, and make even the dodgiest ape-based remake seem watchable.
But that may all be about to change. Max Payne is based on a groundbreaking videogame that is loved the world over. Now, the game isn’t groundbreaking in any visual or game-playing way. It was groundbreaking in its narrative. It had a story. A genuine plot, and your actions within the game affected the eventual outcome. That, and you were playing the lead character Max who was on the verge of a mental breakdown having seen your wife and newborn baby murdered in front of you, and then you being promptly set up for said murder. Ergo, its revenge time.
And who will be directing this potentially good video-game-to-movie-transfer? John Moore. Lets have a look:
Bah!: Behind Enemy Lines, Flight Of The Phoenix, The Omen.
It hurts me to say this about a fellow Irishman (especially one was in the same college course as myself), but this does not bode well. Well, some of does. Wahlberg’s co-star:
Thats Mila Kunis. Don’t know who she is? Well, thats probably because she’s most famous, aside from That 70’s Show, for being the voice of Meg in Family Guy! I know! I had no idea either! So, in summation, Mila Kunis is very talented. The End.