Went to see Sandra’s movie over the long weekend. “The Hostage” Elrahina offers a very Western form of entertainment. Sandra could be directing the next Bond flick for the weakness of the story and unrealism and extraordinariness of the events. Movie is written by Nabil Farouk (did any of you read “Ragol Elmosta7eel” growing up?) and the characters are very inspired by his older work. Ahmed Ezz plays a working class unemployment victim who travels abroad to live the European Dream and gets involved in attempting to save kidnapped Egyptian Noble Prize winner.
Movie had potential of being good, I genuinely liked the first half.. BUT.. they’ve really overdone it. Can I please go see a movie where I am not preached to on religious unity, patriotism and overall ethics.. just once.. PLEASE.
Nour was good at her part.. very believable as a cold blooded assassin 🙂 I didn’t like Yasmine.. a bit too over for my taste.. Ezz wasn’t bad.. I’m just not used to him not being suave .. he was quite vulgar in his role.
Directing was by far the best thing about this movie.. I’m wild about Sandra. The chase scenes, albeit long, were incredible. No really, unbelievably amazing, they were believable and very well shot from all the fancy angels. You had scenes that rival those of “The Italian Job” all over the Ukranian city, a car crashing into a bus and a chopper blowing up. Go SANDRA. At one point honestly I started getting the feeling that she wasn’t making great action sequences because she had to.. rather cause SHE COULD 🙂 Very very very impressed.
Having said that.. don’t go unless you are obsessed with action movies and can bare to sit through 20 minutes of “eldeen lellah wal wattan lelgami3”. Ciao bloggerz.
P.S. Sou is walking around advertising my blog, if that’s the reason you are here, I’m sorry to dissappoint.. nobody could live up to the great things she said.
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