Friday, January 31, 2014

The Counsellor (2013) - Thriller

Another Ridley Scott movie which is hard to miss primarily for its one hell of a casting followed by a terrific story told in his own unique way – shocking, thrilling and in great style as he usually does. Imagine this – the very first scene of the movie – you see a biker going on break neck seed on a freeway (face not shown), camera moves to Michael Fassbender (The Counselor) making out with super gorgeous Penelope Cruze under white satin sheets, it further moves to some other location where we see Javier Bardem following his love interest on binoculars (Cameron Diaz) taking a brisk horse ride with two cheetahs as her guards who are about to kill a rabbit for their feast. On top of that – we are still missing the middle man here who happens to be none other than Brad Pitt. It’s an amazing story of a drug deal gone wrong and like the way they have put in on wiki: The film deals with themes of greed, death, the primal instincts of humans and their consequences. I cannot put it any better in my own words. Unfortunately the girls don’t have much to do but look stunning (I mean fuming hot) and let the guys do the needful. I totally loved the way it all moves making it a fantastic topsy turvy ride for the audience where you keenly follow the movement of the drug consignment changing hands every 20 minutes and the final destination. It’s a very fast paced thriller with 120 minutes of sheer fun told in a fantastic way – I will definitely rate it damn good 4/5 and no less with a very high recommendation for thriller lovers. Go ahead enjoy it.

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