Dhoom 3 - Preview

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

It is one really long chase sequence, lots of Aamir Khan for Aamir Khan fans and of course you have some smart action sequences. Nothing more than that.

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There is something very intriguing about films with magicians as the lead character. It adds a very appealing aura of mystery. Then of course, you add Aamir Khan to the mix and the curiosity raises a notch higher - regardless of what you think of him as an actor.

Especially considering, here Aamir Khan has a complete open hand to be himself rather than the character. Anyway, given the action genre, any actor - whether playing the hero or the villain - can slide by with a range of three emotions.

Sliding down on the "what matters" scale are Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. Here they seem to have been sidelined completely into generic and repetitive roles. Sad. Considering it was so much fun to watch them in Dhoom. I'm not even going to get into how awful Dhoom 2 was.

I guess my problem is that I look for story. And here the characters open their mouth and you know how much importance the writing department has received - A police officer saying, "The thief leaves a card behind. Let's make him rob again." Really?

Now, when the men in the mix are going to be treated as props, what hope is there for the woman? I guess we should be thankful that she at least gets to wear gorgeous colors, make some "dance" moves and in general look pretty.

Slick action choreography, execution and special effects are what matter and that's something Dhoom 3 doesn't seem to skim on. The action looks world class and the hope is that they haven't covered everything they have to show off in the trailer. The action buff in me hopes there is a more, lot more.

Yet, misgivings abound when you remember the director's last film was Tashan. And yet, this is perfect balance of expectations to walk into a theater with. Let's see what the end of 2013 has for us, then.