Watched “Paparazzi” today.
It had an interesting original story, but wasn’t finished as a movie. Usually, you have these good guy fighting that evil guy. They fight, than the good wins and everyone goes home to live happily ever after. In this film though, there is not good guy. People on both fighting sides are bad. Sure, each one of them has his own “good” reasons, but all of them are screwed anyway. This is interesting. And one of the points at which it is interesting is how a traditional happy end is not so much a happy end anymore. One side wins, but that’s only half the evil…
But as good as the idea was, it wasn’t properly developed. There was still confusion if the guys are bad or not. I mean it seemed like the creators of the film were trying to portrait good people doing bad things, when in fact these were bad people doing their regular bad things. There should be more accent there. Story telling and character development also lacked a bit. Some reasons were never explained. Some bits of important information were missing.
Cast was pretty strong with nice touch of Mel Gibson (one of the producers) and Matthew McConaughey cameos went really good with acting of Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina, and Daniel Baldwin. Cole Hauser was a poor choice for the main role, in my opinion.
Anyway, the film was interesting and entertaining and, I guess, deserves a 6 out of 10.