Sunday, January 27, 2013
Parker: Honor Among Thieves
He'll also dish out justice and seek revenge. But only when he has to.
His diagnosis in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders would probably be sociopath. With a touch of autism. While he steals well with others, he doesn't play well with them. He's pretty much of a loner.
Parker is a promising anti-hero, which makes the failure of this film based on the novel "Flashfire,"
all the more disappointing. In fact, it doesn't really take off until Jennifer Lopez sashays on the screen as a Palm Beach real estate agent hungry for a full commission.
Alas, the trouble with Parker, the movie, is that like too many flicks, it drowns itself in Hollywood blood. What could have been a fun film about an interesting character devolves into just another bloodbath.