This past weekend we saw a total of three movies.
First up was an indy film that got solid reviews called, Transsiberian. It stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley.
The official synopsis describes it like this: “A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.”
The problem is that we didn’t find anything at all thrilling. There really isn’t any sort of a chase and even the murder is sketchy. The so-called mysterious pair they encounter are transparent from the moment they appear on-screen.
Ben Kingsley shows up in the first scene and then you don’t see him until the second half of the movie.
Bottom line is exactly what my friend Dave said about it—”Man that was a LOT of movie for that story.” They could have told this one in 15 minutes because we’ve seen it all before. This one could be in my worst five for the year.