I really hate it when movie makers try so hard to make a clever plot that almost always has a twist in it….. But then it turns out to be so dumb that it is seemed like they were making it up while they were filming the movie… Well at least that’s how I felt after watched the movie Fracture and Perfect Stranger.
Fracture had an interesting plot but as the story unfolded it eventually got really really predictable….. like they were running out of steam…. Sir Anthony Hopkins played his usual self… so it was terribly stale because we have seen this kind of character in all his other stereotypical made for Hopkins movies…
Basically it is about a rich engineer killing his wife and confessing the murder but then masterminded a devises plan whereby there wasn’t a single trace of evidence against him. Not even CSI could find anything… (Where’s Grissom when you need him)… Once he is set free he can not be prosecuted even if they find evidence of his crime because of the Double Jeopardy Law and blah blah technical crap…. Sounds interesting right … Oh how wrong was I to think it was….
I haven’t reviewed a movie in a long time and in fact I watched Fracture two months ago… and I cant seem to remember much about it…. But I do remember how bad it was though …….. Unfortunately….
Among the two movies, Perfect Stranger had the worst plot which I am not even going to bother explaining, but if you ever what to see a really bad actress who overacts every single scene… then by all means watch Halle Berry in this flick….. In her defense however, I must say she is Very Berry Good… babe with a capitol G… gorgeous! But Alba is still the best lah……keke… Anyway the most wasted actor in this movie was the one played by Bruce Willis… such a total waste lah… They should have just given him a gun and just let him blow the brains out of every other character… now that would have made a more interesting twist in the ending…
Perfect Stranger I will rate a 3/10 and Fracture gets just 0.5 points more because Anthony Hopkins is just so good in his ‘Hannibal the Cannibal’ kind of role.