Sound Off: Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Arriving in theaters this weekend is Safe House, a new action-thriller co-starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds as CIA agents being chased around Cape Town, South Africa. It's directed by up-and-comer Daniel Espinosa, from a screenplay by David Guggenheim. How is this February action movie, another typical action flick, or something bolder, better and unique? How are Reynolds and Washington, how's their chemistry? One of the better movies so far this year? Once you've seen it, post a comment below with your own thoughts on Daniel Espinosa's Safe House.
To fuel the fire, I recently saw Safe House and although I really wanted to enjoy it, found it mostly boring, nothing I wasn't blatantly expecting and nothing out of the ordinary. There were no surprising big twists or turns, it was pretty much everything I expected non-stop, with some admittedly awesome action scenes, but overall just so boring. Yes, they're elite CIA agents, one of them knows everything, we get it, hasn't this been done before? I was hoping Espinosa would try for something unique and throw some twists in that would spice things up, make this stand out, but it was more of the same. Good action, good shooting in SA (football stadium was cool), but the rest was mediocre, and this is going to be a rather quickly forgotten action flick.
What did you think of Safe House? An outstanding action movie or a boring, typical repeat? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!