BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Sabotage Opening Scene & Reviews
By Dr. Know on March 28th, 2014
In addition to the reviews posted below via Rotten Tomatoes, we also have the opening scene from Sabotage posted below.
Sabotage revolves around the members of an elite DEA task force who depart from their usual operations and steal millions from a drug cartel safe house. Just when the team thinks they got away with it, someone starts killing them off one at a time. Sort of a super-charged Ten Little Indians a la Agatha Christie.
Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Malin Akerman, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos and Joe Manganiello co-star.
David Ayer (End of Watch) directs from a screenplay by Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard).
Sabotage hit theaters March 28, 2014.
It does have a weird, boldly ugly edge that makes for unexpectedly compelling viewing.
Horror movie-gruesome and pumped up like a ‘roid rage, “Sabotage” is an abrasive, ugly exercise in macho nonsense.
This is the type of movie best enjoyed as a late-night indulgence on cable. Really late at night, when your eyes are still partially open, but your brain has called it quits.
This is the disreputable, even disgusting diversion the Expendables pictures should’ve been.
This is a screenplay so convoluted – and poorly-acted to boot – that the vicious blood bursts are more an awkward standout than some reminder that this is a gritty, realistic look at the DEA’s war vs. drug cartels.
‘Sabotage’ violates a cardinal rule everyone understood in the 1980s: if you are going to have a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t surround him with actors that are better than he is.
The governator’s latest has more plot holes than the dozens of bullet-riddled bodies that inhabit this ridiculous story.
A cynical piece of trash that thinks it’s smarter than it is. It’s what happens when filmmakers mistake “violent” and “unlikable” as keywords for gritty adult entertainment. None of those traits matter if your movie is just plain stupid.
A bit like a snuff film, what with the various kill shots shown in all of their glory and surrounded by macho men while the women are either portrayed as sexual objects or equally macho figures. (Complete Content Review for Parents also Available)
Instead of being cool and macho, Sabotage comes off more like a dude with a Napoleonic Complex who is overcompensating for something.
So preposterous that no sane person could possibly celebrate it as anything other than inadvertent comedy.
[I]f we’re going to be dragged through the morass of the worst human nature has to offer, we should at least expect a point to getting so dirty.
Less than a month after Eva Green stole 300: Rise of an Empire from her male co-stars, transforming a typical macho enterprise into an inspiring showcase for women in the action genre, Mireille Enos has pulled the same feat in Sabotage.
Isn’t your typical Schwarzenegger action film, but it’s another thrilling Ayer’s cop drama in his now trademark, gritty fashion that will leave fans riveted.
“Sabotage” begins with two painful images. A woman is being horribly tortured. And Arnold Schwarzenegger, as the man watching it happen on video, is trying to act.
If your sole requirement for a “good” Schwarzenegger film is bullets, blood, and cigar smoke then head out to the theater now as this is the movie for you.
Rarely has a non-horror movie lavished as much attention on viscera and entrails; the only times brains enter the picture are from head wounds.