I went to see Max Payne on opening Friday. I didn't really want to go and see it, but one of my friends from work wanted to see it before meeting up with a bunch of other guys at work at a bar. So three of us went to see Max Payne before going to the bar.
The movie didn't follow much of the game story at all. The first 80 minutes of the 100 minute movie was painful to sit still through. In the last 20 minutes, they try to make up for the first 80 by unleashing the action the games were great for, but they failed miserably at trying to make the viewer forget the first 80 minutes. Of which, I almost got up and walked out of. If you've played the games, this game should have been damn easy to convert into a movie. Man did these guys royally fuck that up.
The commercial trailer is the best part of this movie. If you're thinking about going to see it, save your money. Download it or wait for a rental. Personally, I wouldn't even rent this movie on DVD.
"Cu è surdu, orbu e taci, campa cent'anni 'mpaci."