Have you ever seen the synopsis for a movie and thought to yourself, "Oh yea, this is gonna be great!" only to be let down within the first 30 minutes? Well, this happened to me this week. I checked out a film called Citadel. No, it was not about a college in Charleston, SC for military kids, it is an Irish film written and directed by Ciaran Foy. Citadel is about a father who teams up with what I call an insane priest to save his daughter from a gang of violent, demented kids. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, here are my thoughts:
I will start by saying that I really wanted to like this movie...I did. The first few minutes you get a little action and then you're like "Okay, here we go." I spent the next 15 minutes of boredom only trying to convince myself that the main character was not played by John Mayer because if I didn't find something to keep me interested, I would have fallen asleep. Listen, this movie is not a total shitfest, it isn't. I think the problem is, it just was not MY cup of tea. I have spoken with people who liked it, and I did not immediately want to hurl things at their faces...I understood.
I hate giving away too much of a plot in my reviews, but let me just give you some idea what to expect in this film:
-John Mayer lookalike's daughter is kidnapped
-His wife was killed a year prior
-A lot of scenes where you wonder if the production crew could not afford lights
-A bunch of evil little asshole kids that live in a shithole apartment complex.
That is all I will say at this point. Again, I am not saying to avoid this movie, it is not THAT BAD, but I just personally would never see it again myself.
I give Citadel 2 out of 5 cleavers, but like I said, go see it for yourself; you may disagree with me.
Here's the imdb to the movie, the director's twitter, and the movie's FB.