|Saldana being a cold-blooded killer|
But this is only one of several more times that this story tries to fool its audience into believing that this child is the next best vigilante. After young Cataleya escaped the bad guys by fitting into a sewer drain, she then surfaces from a manhole cover in the middle of a street, not to mention, she was right at the spot she needed to be to continue her journey to America. Wait what? First, how on earth did an eight year old child even lift that manhole cover let alone move it?! Seriously, maybe I could see a muscular individual but that? No way.
|Curtis as Cataleya's mentor|
The thing I didn't get was when Emilio was trying to make Cataleya understand that to become a killer she needed an education. And he proved this to her by publicly firing several rounds in a local neighborhood and causing some minor damage. Plus, there were other witnesses around when this happened but when the police showed up to figure out what happened, the two had left already. Huh? You mean to tell me know one saw a casual looking fellow walking around with a gun? How oblivious is everyone in this film? Its flaws like these that can confuse and frustrate viewers.
There was another part of the film where older Cataleya was trying to escape the FBI in her apartment and she ended up pulling a machine gun out from a ceiling tile that wasn't even in her room or floor. How did she get into that room in the first place? But in place of all these imperfections, I did enjoy how the action scenes were executed. There was lots of gunfire and stealth. So that's always a plus. Thankfully there was more of that than the flaws I previously mentioned.
In a sense, Zoë Saldana's character could be another comic adaptation but what leaves it slightly crippled are the inconsistencies that are inside the plot. Besides that, the action is fairly good.
Points Earned --> 7:10