Sometimes you have an idea that look good on paper, but just because this is the case doesn’t mean you’re entitled to delusions of grandeur, thinking that said idea will translate brilliantly onto the screen. Killers, which had not one but two writers, fooled me into thinking, using a clever little trailer, that I was going to be entertained. I wasn’t. In fact, the movie bored me so much that to even write a review about it will probably make me want to go insane.
The best part of Killers can be seen in the trailer, taking place in the beginning of the film, where our female protagonist, Katernine Heigl, runs into Ashton Kutcher’s character for the first time. The general awkwardness of their encounter is downright amusing as the two are stuck in an elevator together. The early scenes of the movie leave you hopeful for the next two hours, unfortunately, the multiple screen writers got tired after writing the first 20 minutes of the movie and decided to throw caution to the wind and write about whatever they felt like.
Ashton Kutcher is Ashton Kutcher, only with a little bit of Jason Bourne going for him. His performance, while one of the few things holding the movie together, is nothing to write home to your mother about. Katherine Heigl is enjoyable at first, but after a while I got bored watching her using the same antics in order to force comedy into Killers. There isn’t that huge a cast and I guess there didn’t need to be, but everyone involved seems not too care terribly about the fact that they are in this individual film.
There are just so many little things that made Killers disappointing and they all added up to make one crap of a movie. The screenwriting had much to be desired, as I’m sure there wasn’t a single line of original dialogue throughout the film’s entirety. The action sequences, such as they are, are generally unimpressive, as the director takes no effort to deliver something new, but instead rehashes mediocre fight scenes from other movies, hoping that maybe Kutcher’s stereotypical good looks will distract everyone from the overall blandness.
By the time the movie had reached its end, I no longer cared about anything I was watching on the screen. Many of the questions posed throughout the movie, don’t get answered, and even if they do, they aren’t answered in an intelligent manner. The movie’s entire plot, focuses on Kutcher and Heigl being chased by various assassins and when it’s discovered why they are being hunted, the rational makes absolutely no sense once you take time to think about it. Overall, I was ready to spring from my seat, and did so, once the credits started rolling. There was hardly anything redeemable about Killers and I can only find solace in knowing that I shall never watch it again.