|10.11.07||Alamo Village|| Viggo was good and I'd been told to expect something kind of slow and loose which came in handy because this also feels kind of undercooked to me. This has to have spoilers so read no further if you want to stay clean.|
I was really digging the kind of casual entree into this world of the Russian Mob and liked Armin Mueller-Stahl a lot with how he treats Naomi Watts and whatnot... But I was pretty let down when the whole undercover cop thing happened. I'd MUCH rather Viggo just be a tough guy playing the angles to take over. He could've still not killed the uncle and everything else he did that was nice but been a real hood instead of some russian cop. blah. So familiar in a movie that kind of banks on being a glimpse of something different.
And the ending... yeah, it kind of just ends. I think that stems from there not being a very strong plot to begin with. It makes the whole movie feel a little undercooked.
I liked it for the most part... but didn't love it.