Parker (2013)

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by JoeZhang, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    So 2013 brings the first Parker* film:

    As a bit fan of the books I'm not keen on the idea that Parker is someone who 'lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it' but I'll take what I can get**...

    * (where the character is actually called Parker rather Walker Porter, Stone, McClain or Macklin).

    ** Jason's Texas accent is em.. unique..
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  2. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    looks fun, if nothing special
  3. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 22, 2010
    to your immediate right
    I saw it last night. That's exactly what it was.

    JLo was the weakest link, but not because of her acting (she's actually a pretty good actress, as Selina and Out of Sight demonstrated). Her character was written in a way that her motivations came off as forced simply to move the plot along.

    I have to admit, however, while Statham was okay, I sort of wished they'd reversed the roles and Michael Chiklis had played Parker instead of the antagonist. A "Vic Mackey" style Parker would have been great.