As a little 9-year girl, Catelaya (Zoe Saldana) was right there when her parents were murdered. So sets in motion a story of revenge. It’s the energy that drives Catelaya’s life: The chance to take out the man who ordered the hit on her folks. Along the way, Catelaya’s path is littered with corpses. Each mark was done with her style, finesse & total anonymity.
You can only stay invisible for so long. As Catelaya gets closer to her goal, the heat gets turned way up. I did like when she went into assassination mode. There’s something very cool about on-screen killers. They walk between raindrops and lurk in shadows until they strike. Plus the fact that she’s smoking hot in those skin tight catsuits.
The story isn’t free of cliches we often see in hitman movies ie; being closed off to any meaningful relationships, secret weapon stashes, high end security cameras, the double semi automatic machine gun bullet spray & my favorite, the manila envelope with a black & white photo of the next target. Given the fact that “Columbiana” is rated PG-13, no teenage boys can be excluded from the action.
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