Alex Cross directed by Rob Cohen with Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Rachel Nichols, John C. McGinley, Werner Daehn, Yara Shahidi, Giancarlo Esposito, Chad Lindberg, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessalyn Wanlim, Ingo Rademacher, Simon Rhee, Bonnie Bentley.
Alex Cross is a detective and profiler of the Detroit police. Following the discovery of the horribly mutilated body of a woman is put in charge of the investigation that should lead to the arrest of a dangerous serial killer. In team with his partner and friend Tommy Kane and neo colleague Monica Ashe and the three set on the trail of the killer who is targeting Giles Mercier, owner of a multinational company in Detroit. It will not take long for Cross and Kane for the manhunt turns into an operation that goes beyond the professional sphere.
It's not the first time that the literary creation of James Patterson, the detective and psychologist Alex Cross, appears on the the big screen. In the two previous occasions Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls to fill the role he was called Morgan Freeman who now no longer has the appropriate age. The baton was passed to Tyler Perry, actor, director and producer from us poorly understood and known in particular in the United States for having directed films in which the protagonist is an old and nice woman named Madea. The problem in this case, however, is not caused by an actor best known for his cote related to comedy but rather by not adhering to the direction of the text.
One gets the impression that there is behind a novel rich in psychological observations that in the film end up being diluted in scenes that they want to explain how much Alex loves his family, as Tommy and Monica are related and so on. These are all situations in which Rob Cohen The Fast and the Furious, XXX, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is decidedly uncomfortable. Resumes share in the action scenes like the one that marks almost the beginning of the story with the combat clandestine unfortunately followed by a few others.
It seems to be in front of an episode dilated more than required of a television series is not of the highest order, that you can predict the ending and of which we have been given the time to get attached to the characters. Everything runs in front of our eyes, and perhaps in the end the only character that remains in the mind once again at least physically is bad.