Hey hey, you crazy bastards, today we are reviewing the new David Fincher film, The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender.
So let's get right into it, this movie is good…not great. It's worth a watch, but don’t expect it to blow your mind in any way.
The Killer is for anyone who loves true-crime, action, killing and overall hyper-violence.
What worked about The Killer
Fasbender is as cold as ice and completely delivers the role of a fucking lunatic killer. the inner monologues were some stand-out parts of this movie. His tone and intentions are direct and concise, which As a lifelong meathead, really helped me stay on track throughout this film (had to google concise to make sure I was using it right).
Many movies try to force a twist and over-the-top plot, but this movie is straightforward. A dude fucks up and spends the next 90 minutes trying to unfuck it.
One part I liked is when he pops that mother fucker with the nail gun and completely miscalculates how long the guys had to live, a hilarious series of mistakes.
I liked how even though this dude is fucking ruthless, he still manages to show some empathy in his own fucked up way - by snapping the secretaries neck instead having her go missing (truly a class act). He also doesn’t kill the dogs, which was a huge plus (that’s how you avoid John Wick style revenge rampages).
Tilda Swinton lives up to her description as a Q-tip with hair as white as uncut 80s coke and a couple of sneaky tricks up her sleeve.
The fact that they filmed on location worked well with this movie, the visuals looked fucking great and were a breath of fresh air considering every fucking movie is CGI. The damn Marvel characters can’t even touch the cups in the rooms because they're not in a physical room)
The Smiths soundtrack was pretty fucking rad.
What didn’t work about The Killer
So here’s what sucked. The ending. Talk about being blue-balled. The dude goes on a fucking rampage that would make Liam Neeson cream his khakis, then lets the most obnoxious beta-dork off the hook with a warning. Remember, this is after watching a dude take 3 nails to the heart. If you're going to rampage, fucking rampage!
There are no scenes that you will remember for a while, and they don’t have much lasting power.
Fincher says he’s open for a sequel but the story seems to be told. I guess we'll see what happens.
Stream The Killer on Netflix now.
The Killer Score
- Worth a watch - Yes
- Rewatchable - No
- Originality - 5/10
- Story - 5.5/10
- Visuals - 8/10
- Acting - 8.5/10