Operation: Endgame (2010)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Directed by: Fouad Mikati
Starring: Joe Anderson, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin, Odette Annable
The action-comedy started with Fool’s (Joe Anderson) first day of work at the Factory, a secret office of government agents. He is then introduced to High Priestess (Maggie Q) and Chariot (Rob Coddry). The Factory is separated into two teams – Alpha and Omega – which specializes in black ops. Not long after Fool is introduced to the people around the office, Devil (Jeffrey Tambor) the head of the Factory is murdered and he has initiated Project Endgame which quarantines everyone within the premises and the venue is prepared for self-destruction. So, the agents begin to search for an escape route, only to realize that the Alpha Team have begun to kill members of the Omega Team.
And the movie goes on like that for the remaining of the film. This is also the director’s directorial debut and I’m not sure whether to take it into account and be impressed or be disappointed by the entire film. Don’t get me wrong, the cast is impressive and did pretty well delivering the dialogues, the action, and the comedy, but the problem began with the dialogues itself. It’s messy; there are some unnecessary details in the film, which kind of just lose the audience’s attention halfway through. As for the blood and gore, again, there are times where it’s just unnecessary.
So, all in all, the movie was quite a disappointment. There’s still much room for improvement. I would recommend missing the movie, unless you’re up for some laughs, a little bit of action, and bloody scenes.
Rating: 3 out of 10.