I really wanted to like Transsiberian. I like everyone in the main cast, and thought it’d be a pretty good movie. I really wanted to like it, I did. But I just couldn’t.
The movie starts out really really slowly. And I’d love to say it picks up, eventually, but it doesn’t. It gets a tad bit more exciting, but overall is super-boring throughout.
I wanted to enjoy it, but the story is so drab and unexciting, it’s impossible to enjoy.
On top of the story, the acting is horrendous, too. Woody Harrelson, and Emily Mortimer have about as much chemistry on-screen as, well, nothing. I don’t buy them together, at all. Sir Ben Kingsley, is as usual, talented and creepy. Kate Mara is drastically underused for someone who’s in the main billing. And Eduardo Noriega is just there, he hardly acts.
I’d waste a whole bunch of time telling you about Transsiberian, and what I liked about it, and all that. But it’s just not worth it. You don’t need to know what it’s about, because you shouldn’t waste your time seeing it. I’d list the DVD copy I bought on Amazon, but the effort of looking at it again is making me angry.
Stay away from this film. Don’t Netflix it. Don’t rent it. Don’t watch it on cable at 3AM. You’ll thank me.