A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by
The film was based on a script that was set to be a sequel for Leon: The Professional.
The story was set to follow Natalie Portman's character Mathilda as she tracked down and killed characters that had wronged her and Leon.
Portman's success kept her from availability and the script was eventually re-written into the 2011 film Colombiana. See more »
Bogota is shown as a tropical city in the middle of the jungle. Bogota is in fact located at the top of a mountain and it tends to be cool and rainy. It is also a big modern city with skyscrapers. See more »
The latest work from Europacorp didn't disappoint me. I love Luc Besson's mad action flicks and this was no different. Zoe Saldana is class as the sexy killer ready to do anything to get revenge on the criminals who murdered her family. It's territory we've seen over and over but I enjoyed it. The films action, when it comes, is thrilling. There are some inventive kills and a good little straightner at the end involving toothbrushes (believe it or not). Saldana will probably come a long way after this in terms of action roles and it's nice to see an actress who can act as well as kick ass. Lennie James is a bit on the didgy side with an accent that sometimes sounds like a drunken person at an Indian restaurant doing a bad impression of the waiter. He's a still a good actor all the same. I hope they continue to make these sorts of action films where I can just switch of and enjoy them because as long as they make them, I'll watch them. ***/*****.
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