Action Jackson - Preview

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

145 minutes of super-stylish action. There is about 10 minutes worth of story somewhere in there. But, does that really matter? And does it count that it doesn't matter?



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I'd never have thought a film with few words had potential to put me off. A fan of the "show, don't tell" school of thought, I love the use of pauses to showcase emotion. And here you have Action Jackson's trailer, with less than 50 words in its approximately 3-minute length, that made me cringe. Almost each of those words is said dramatically, is loud and has way too much style infused into it. Oh well, there's always something new you learn about yourself.

Prabhu Deva's next Action Jacksonseems to be yet another action film which seems to have action for the sake of action. Yep, almost as much punch in the pack as the word "action" was repeated in the previous sentence. Except, that none of the action seems to be anything new or attempt at different.

Action Jackson's importance for story is highlighted by the fact that they don't even allude to having one in the trailer. The one and only selling point seems to be "Ajay Devgn in action and as Action Jackson" The comedy or Sonakshi Sinha's role seems to be a peek into how much and what kind of importance the lady character is going to receive in the film.

Action Jacksonin just these three minutes comes across as a film that is taking the audience's thinking capabilities for granted. As usual, happy and waiting to be proven wrong.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "not phenomenal in any way, but still have a number of tuneful numbers"
glamsham - "3.5/5"
Milliblog - "NW1W" (Not worth one word)