I just watched Max Payne, and boy was it bad. The movie is based on the hit videogame of the same name. The game was a noirish take at undercover cop Max Payne’s investigations into the seedy, drug fuelled underbelly of the city. The movie stars Mark Walhberg as Max Payne, an cop doing a dead end job in the Police HQ basement. Secretly, he is trying to solve the murder of his wife, a prominent researcher at a major pharmacuetical firm. The investigation leads him deep into the city’s darker lanes into a conspiracy involving a street drug called Valkyir, Russian mobsters and creatures in the dark.

The acting sucks as well as the script. The only redeeming feature is the extremely stylized production value. The screen world of Max Payne is very enchanting, I only wish that the story did justice to it.

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