Welcome to Acapulco Review
March 28, 2019 at 4:17am
This is a rather interesting film, it's an action adventure where one man gets essentially displaced. It follows a game developer named Mathew (Michael Kingsbaker) that's trying to get to the game awards. After a night of wild drinking things get all mixed up and he ends up in Mexico, instead of New Mexico. Once there he teams up with Adriana (Ana Serradilla) and the two evade dangerous followers.
It would seem that he is in the possession of a special package unbeknownst to the fact. This is where things get tense as everyone is out to kill him, and no one can be trusted in this situation. There are chases, gun fights and sporadic moments. There's an extra layer of narrative that brings some comedy to the tale and it worked well for what was being showcased. There was a lot going on, many factions and it could have perhaps kept things more simplified.
This was a beautifully shot film featuring some gorgeous views throughout. There was a lot of action going on and those scenes had some tension to them. There were elements of gore with the intense gun fights and a little bit of gaming in there too which made sense considering the original premise.
I found that the goal was lost along the way, but it made sense for being a fairly typical experience. For the most part things were framed well, and you could easily keep up with the combative scenes that were going on. Serradilla really led the way here, doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to the fighting sequences. There was a shift there though, so be prepared for the general cast to all become involved at one point or another.
Welcome to Acapulco delivers on the action, with a side bit of laughter through some neat jokes. It's nothing too impressive when it comes to the narrative. It does make sense and is cohesive. There was just an awful lot going on, with a variety of characters. Perhaps too many individuals as they were coming and going throughout without getting any development.
Things just sort of happen here, and the tale progresses. It's typical, and predictable to a point though fun for the most part. It was an enjoyable viewing and the premise made sense in regards to directly being impactful to the tale. It was about a person stepping out of their comfort zone as mayhem went on around them. A goal of survival as the conflict grew and the stakes were raised as the many factions began to converge at various points.
Welcome to Acapulco Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
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Rating Overall: 6.5