Despite hearing nothing but awful reviews. I mostly went because I love Luc Besson. Granted he’s dragged The Transporter and Taken way too far into sequel land, but he made The Fifth Element, The Professional and Nikita. I took a risk.
It was pretty and nonsense. Like look around the room and make sure nobody else is dumb enough to buy the logic they are trying to sell nonsense. Ooh look at the colors and the action sequence, nevermind the script nonsense.
Then I had a magical moment. I realized the last film that I saw that squarely fit the bill as pretty/nonsense was Wanted.
“I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘Nobody can pronounce it.’ Without missing a beat, she said, ‘If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.’”—