April 7th, 2011 by Wayward Muse

There are four or five really good movies just waiting to pop out of this mish-mash of a sensory overload.  Unfortunately, no one single one quite makes it out alive.  It has some potential as the female Bourne Identity….except the premise is too over-the-top kooky for even that highly-forgiving-in-the-plausibility-department genre.  There are shades of Kill Bill…but hey, that’s been done already…and much better.  Ultimately it is a modern fractured fairy tale….and Cate Blanchett is the Big Bad Wolf/Witch to Saoirse Ronan’s Little Red Riding Hood.  Unfortunately, the characters in this film are far less-dimensional than the average fairy-tale character.  We even get a family of hippy caravaners…. in Morocco no less!  They provide comic relief and also serve as blithe innocent foils to our worldly little coming-of-age assassin sprite.   I fully expected to see a kitchen sink glide by at any moment.
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