I know, I watched the trailer and I still went, but to be honest I was expecting just what the trailer offered, excitement, laughs and big explosions. That’s what I mostly got.
It’s a fun film, there’s a pretty good story overall but the set pieces and situations are just totally unbelievable and so contrived it’s almost funny watching them for what can happen next or how daft they can setup the scene.
Still, it’s fun. It’s all put together with tongue firmly in cheek, and although the jokes and funny moments won’t raise more than a giggle, it’s good that they’ve steered away from the total comedy route.
Matthew McConaughey is surprisingly good in the role, relaxed and natural. If the series picks up then he’ll have no problem returning to the role, if he wants it. There’s a great chemistry in the trio of him, Penélope Cruz and Steve Zahn which comes across on screen well.
Overall it’s a great afternoon’s entertainment, disengage the brain and have some giggles. If nothing else the locations are impressive.