The phrases, "video game movie" and "Mark Wahlberg" don’t generate much excitement when it comes to new releases, but Max Payne looks like it might have some things going for it. It’s the story of a man whose family and partner are brutally murdered. Of course he’s hellbent on revenge and heads out to put a thousand bullets in anyone that may have been even remotely involved. Yeah, it’s just like the storyline for The Punisher, this time there are monsters! I’m looking forward to it, if only because I was crappy at the game and could never get far enough to see how the story actually resolves. The supporting cast is interesting, too, mainly because of its odd diversity. Expect to see Ludacris, Beau Bridges, Chris O’Donnel and, most importantly, Mila Kunis.
Chicks to watch for: Mila Kunis
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release date: 10/17/08
They aren’t awful, but they sure aren’t good.