Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool
Sometimes it is good for a director to stick to what he knows. It would seem as if Niels Arden Oplev is sticking to what he knows with Dead Man Down. Having completed the Millennium trilogy, one could forgive him from trying to spread his wings a little away from sleek, crime-riddled revenge stories. Oplev obviously likes his wings right where they are. Even Noomi Rapace is back as the leading lady.
It does look pretty though and I must confess, I was drawn in. I think Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard can both be great given the right kinds of roles. It’s too early to tell if these are the ‘right kinds of roles’, but am interested to see more.