I was pleasantly surprised by this Stallone headliner. I would go on to add that this is perhaps Stallone's best movie since.....Rocky 3? Ya, I said it. Maybe cause it also had a pretty stacked cast.
Stallone is his usual self, over playing & trying a bit too hard to "be cool" or tough that you sort of say whatever but thank god this time he surrounded himself with a talented and well known actors along with a decent plot story to fall on. Whereas before it as all on him to carry the film on his shoulder so it was swim or sink. And what's even more remarkable for me was the fact that I normally don't like films where it's all mostly contained in one area i.e. Panic Room, Phone Booth, etc.
Everyone did their part rather well, even "It's my Burt day" 50 sent. Arnold is charismatic as always. But the character I kinda liked most was the bad guy J Caviezel who has spent most of his careers playing Joe 6 pack and the martyr next door. He really made you fear or hate him, quite impressive being that this is the 1st time he portrayed an evil adversary. I was thinking now this is what good acting is like when it's done right.
The 2nd part of the surprised was that this ended up being a lot better than Runner Runner.