Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Gareth Evans' THE RAID: REDEMPTION

Gareth Evans' THE RAID: REDEMPTION

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

In the Jakarta slums a derelict apartment building looms. An elite SWAT team arrives, intent on taking down the crime boss who runs his empire from there. They enter the building and fight their way up, floor by floor.

Violence ensues. Much fighting, bloodshed, gunfire, stabbing, and death occur along the way.

It’s all beautifully photographed, choreographed, scored, recorded, and acted. The physicality of all involved is stunning.

It’s also boring as hell. I fell asleep. The nonstop hand to hand combat and lack of tiring on the part of the participants drags down what is essentially a very simple story. Too bad, but in the immortal words of somebody, “Enough is too much.”

Review copyright (c) 2012 by Dennis D. McDonald

Paul W.S. Anderson's RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

Paul W.S. Anderson's RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

 Hey-jun Lee's CASTAWAY ON THE MOON

Hey-jun Lee's CASTAWAY ON THE MOON