Trailer Thoughts: Max Payne

This week will be looking at the trailer for the latest video game adaption.

Max Payne

I’m a fan of the original Max Payne video game, so the prospect of a movie intrigues me. However, there are also a few iffy things with the film. First of all, it is a little hard for me to grasp Mark Wahlberg as the title character, especially with his narration (it doesn’t sound natural).

Also there are the darn valkyrines/angel creatures. From what I remember the game was noir style game with John Woo-inspired action. There was no supernatural element to the game (other than the fact that the first boss was involved in the occult). The only guess I can give is that these creatres have something to do with the drug Valkyr, which plays a big part in the big (hallucination perhaps).

I won’t talk about the fact that the director is pushing for a PG-13 rating.

Either way, the film opens next month and I will probably give it a watch.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).