Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Focus movie review

Reasons why should you watch Focus?

- Will Smith's character Nicky is not like his usual roles. He is darker and is not heroic. Nicky is a veteran con artist and a master of misdirection.

-Margot Robbie is hotter than when I first saw her in The Wolf Of Wall Street.

-This is the first time Rodrigo Santoro to appear without special make-up effects. He is known for his 300 role Xerxes.
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

The story has substance. But it is also entertaining and has mind-blowing twists. It is also sexy because Nicky can also be suave and Margot Robbie is the right choice to play the novice con artist Jess.

For Rodrigo Santoro, it is good to shed his Xerxes skin for the movie. It is good to know that villain can also be as handsome as Santoro help to conceal how antagonistic his character is. The story has good quality and I expect no less from co-director John Requa who also behind Crazy, Stupid Love.

The best part of the movie was the sleight-of-hand maneuvers which was choreographed by their consultant Apollo Robbins who is known as The Gentleman Thief.  Knowing this, I also wish I have this skill not for stealing but to impress.

Focus is the best quality film I can recommend that is unique. It opens February 25 in Philippine cinemas. For more reviews, follow this blog or like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

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