Sound Off: Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Tourist - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
December 10, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Arriving in theaters this weekend is yet another remake of a recent Foreign film, but this one has a very impressive cast, lead by world famous superstars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Directing this remake of Anthony Zimmer, retitled to The Tourist, is German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - delivering his first Hollywood feature since winning Oscar for The Lives of Others in 2007. So how is it? Is it entertaining or just a dull action flick? How are Depp and Jolie together? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of The Tourist!
To fuel the fire, I just saw The Tourist tonight and I actually enjoyed it, I thought it was fun. It's got a great concept behind it, very unique, and I like how they play with it and the characters throughout the story. The only problem, for me, was that I knew what was going on already, so it wasn't a big surprise. After seeing the movie you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, but it was a bit odd to watch it from the other side for my first time. That said, it was still a solid identity-twist thriller, reminding me of old James Bond films in a way, I think because of Depp's very cunning character and all the European locations. Great performances all around, it's not bad, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. (PS - Narnia Sound Off Coming Later in the Day!)
What did you think of Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Tourist? Entertaining or laughable?