"Killing Them Softly" (2012)- Review

I’m at a total loss for words. I felt that this movie was a complete and utter disaster and I truly feel remorse for anyone who gets upset that it is sold out when they go to the theater and esp. for the ones whom are either going/want to see it. I felt that this movie was sort of like the three hour movie, CLOUD ATLAS! I could not follow and keep up with that movie and I felt the same exact way concerning this one! This film should have been called Jack Kills Them Hardly! LOL! Because when Jack killed, he did in a hardcore, vile, unspeakable; very cold and heartless and calculated fashion. I will give credit where it is due and it is due for Brad Pitt’s pivotal role he portrayed in this movie. His character was so awesome that he had me thinking about any type of gangster films such as CASINO, THE GODFATHER, THE UNTOUCHABLES, etc. He played his role just that dynamite! James’ character was a little over the top for me, but he was still funny nonetheless, though. Brad & James captured the screen with their humor and their “killer charisma.” When the film first started, I felt like the introduction was totally unnecessary and uncalled for. I felt like I was watching poltergeist or something. I honestly did not know if there was something wrong with the projector or what. It was weird and stupid. I disagree with all the critics’ ratings on this being an absolute terrific film. It was horrible. I was actually dozing off to sleep and tossing in my chair while trying to watch it! This is NEVER ever ever ever a good sign for me when I start doing one, if not both of these things. That is $10 I could have saved to see a movie that I saw already or anything else. The killing is not that excessive and gory, but it is hardcore violent and the killings are always in slow motion which can freak some people out. If you have the stomach for gore and can take it-you will be fine, if not-consider yourselves forwarned & remember that Jack Cogan does not kill softly (after watching the movie and having him explain it in the film-u will understand what I mean, IF YOU decide to watch it).