Suffering from the murder of his wife and child, Max is left with bitterness and anger. Payne’s life crumbles around him as relationships break apart and his passion of justice is taken into his own hands.
Killing two mobsters in his home at the crime scene of his murdered family, Max is haunted by the reality of the one that got away! He will stop at nothing to hunt him down and put an end to that horrible day.
Pushed behind a desk of cold-case files, Max is no longer in the frontlines of serving as a homicide detective. Continually on the prowl to solve one case-mobsters begin dying as Max begins to unravel an in depth story of what truly happened to his wife and child!
Mobsters meet mafia, mafia meets gangsters and they all hit the streets in Max Payne. A mysterious creature of a man Jack Lupino (Amaury Nolasco) is building his army and wreaking havoc in the world and it might be his left over pieces that will solve another cold case.
Lupino is controlling peoples lives with the addiction of a hallucinogenic drug that empowers people to do the impossible-or it kills them!
Crime after crime leads to deaths all around Max Payne and he fights to get to the bottom of it all!
Max Payne follows a strongly liked video game that brought violence and murder to another level in the gaming industry. I anticipated a lot of action, but rather, Max Payne focuses on a revenge driven drama with a few moves that reflect on the game. Wahlberg gives a nice performance, but I much prefer seeing him in a character with more depth!
From the trailer, I anticipated a more Constantine influenced film with heaps of action, but what we got was a slow paced drama depicting a man out for nothing but revenge.
If you’re a game fan of Max Payne-you will probably be a bit disappointed…if you didn’t even know Max Payne was a game-don’t bother. If you’re a die hard Wahlberg fan…well…it was a lot better than The Happening!
Reviewed by: Josh Bowlin.
Rating: R16 – Contains Violence & Offensive Language.
Genre: Action, Adaptation, Crime, Drama, Thriller.
Director: John Moore.
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O’Donnell, Nelly Furtado.
Release Date: Now showing.