I don’t like judging things without knowing them, so usually I don’t rate movies or books which I haven’t seen. This time however I must make an exception. I’ve seen part of Killing Season recently. Story is simple. Benjamin Ford (De Niro) is one of the executioners during the Bosnian War. One of the people who were supposed to be executed is Emil Kovac (Travolta). He survives. And yes, he wants a revenge. So he buys the classified files of US soldiers and travels to States to hunt down and kill Ford.
He finds him in his hunting house in the middle of the forest. At first they’re just talking as Benjamin obviously doesn’t recognize his victim. Then the action starts. Emil shots Ben in the leg with an arrow. I really don’t remember if it’s the same leg that he got hurt during the war, I wasn’t paying much attention. And now is the scene after which I’ve stopped watching. Kovac tells Ford to get a rope and put it through his wounded leg. After that he hangs him upside down.
WTF?! Who couldn’t expect it coming? Benjamin wanted to be dead after being shot and wanted it fast. But then he agrees to put a rope through his leg. And he thought what would happen? It would end for him painlessly? Common. I haven’t seen such piece of… for a long time.
It’s a pity that such actors as De Niro and Travolta wanted to take part in such lame picture. Yeah, I know. Money is important, but common. Don’t they have enough? I don’t know what is happening in Hollywood, but I see more and more good actors (and actresses) accepting roles in shitty movies. Not to mention that few of them is doing lame commercials. Was there some another financial crisis which affected only movie makers? It looks like the people who were on top for a long time now suddenly are in desperate need of money.