In small doses these could have worked, but like everything else in Welcome to Acapulco, it becomes exhausting and overdone. The action is nothing to get too excited about, yet strong enough to hold your attention. There was a lot going on, many factions and it could have perhaps kept things more simplified. Things just sort of happen here, and the tale progresses. If there were awards for try-hards, Welcome to Acapulco would have 2019 locked down with no threat of competition. The biggest mistake this film makes is having the main character narrate and monologue throughout. Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, return to 28 Barbary Lane with Mary Ann Laura Linney as she forges a new relationship with her daughter Ellen Page and reconnects with Anna Madrigal Olympia Dukakis.
Fortunately for him, and us, he is rescued by the lovely and talented Adriana Vasquez Ana Serradilla. After a night of wild drinking things get all mixed up and he ends up in Mexico, instead of New Mexico. Matt, however, has no idea what anyone is talking about but they all are willing to kill him to get it. Content simply, to pick up a paycheck. It would seem that he is in the possession of a special package unbeknownst to the fact. The problem with this film is it becomes a grating and grueling experience just 20 minutes in.
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Welcome to Acapulco is a new action-comedy film from director Guillermo Iván and starring an ensemble cast including William Baldwin and Michael Madsen. The film wants to be a combination of Scott Pilgrim and the Bourne movies, but is unable to achieve either of those things. Matt Michael Kingsbaker is a video game designer prepping for a big game reveal. Get your mind out of the gutter! An in your face kinetic, over-edited, action-comedy that utilizes all sorts of faces from yesteryear. Rating: 2 out of 10 Photo Credit: Entertainment One. Even the protagonist, who should be a likable action hero that comes from nothing to prove his strength, is thoroughly frustrating. The premise of a guy randomly ending up in Mexico and instantly becoming the most wanted man in town is one that you could do so many things within an action comedy but the film drops the ball.
Welcome to Acapulco Review March 28, 2019 at 4:17am This is a rather interesting film, it's an action adventure where one man gets essentially displaced. The only thing that could have made the script more unfunny would have been if a laugh track were placed over every line the filmmakers thought was funny. Madsen, Sorvino, and Baldwin also chew up the scenery quite nicely. The characters are all pretty cookie cutter. The supporting characters are all super archetypal and underdeveloped, especially the femme fatale, Adriana.
Partnering with a badass, beautiful femme-fatale and channeling his inner video game action hero, the pair unravels a conspiracy that could shake the foundation of the United States, maybe even the world. Ivan fares better with the action sequences than with the comedy. It's typical, and predictable to a point though fun for the most part. There is no reason for a complex in-world mythology to weigh down the story. The film stars Michael Madsen, William Baldwin, and Paul Sorvino. As soon as he lands, he finds himself on the run from high-powered criminals, deadly hitmen and the Feds, all looking for a mysterious package that he has allegedly smuggled through customs yet knows nothing about. Serradilla really led the way here, doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to the fighting sequences.
Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures. Something with this production needed to be. That being said, the film does have some strength in its action sequences. There are some clever gags involving video games that are well done as well as a colorful cast of supporting characters that provide an overall joyful experience. With that being said, the way the film is being marketed on the marquee sort of betrays the overall picture. After a run-in with his buddy Tony Bradley Gregg , Matt finds himself in Acapulco with various people after him for the mysterious package in his possession. The cast look like they had a blast filming it and it shows.
Once there he teams up with Adriana Ana Serradilla and the two evade dangerous followers. The actors in the film fall into one of two categories: unmotivated or over-the-top. . This is where things get tense as everyone is out to kill him, and no one can be trusted in this situation. The filmmakers just bet on its worst aspects and doubled down instead of simply letting the story play out naturally. The production is here, the cast is here, the location is here, and the premise has potential. It's nothing too impressive when it comes to the narrative.
There were elements of gore with the intense gun fights and a little bit of gaming in there too which made sense considering the original premise. Some are just flat-out annoying. Matt has a routine assignment to save his career, go to New Mexico and unveil his latest project at the Video Game Awards. Is it a great film and something worthy to go out of your way for? After a few drinks he wakes up in Acapulco, Mexico on accident. I have to say, I enjoyed the heck out of this movie under that context. There will be a ton of poo-pooing this flick from that trailer alone. Her line delivery killed it.