It started pretty well, actually (if you can handle shaky cloverfield style camera and "found footage" movies) but then it went straight downhill, ending in a big WTF moment (in a bad way).
I'd rate the first 40 minutes 7/10 and the rest if it 2/10.
After his wife (January Jones) was raped, a high school teacher (Nicholas Cage) enlists a vigilante (Guy Pearce) to avenge the crime - not realizing the price of the intriguing offer...
I still don't like Cage and the flick could've perfectly done without the typical "best friend turns traitor and later dies to make ammends"-twist. However, I think the negative reception was not justified. I'd give it a 6.99/10.
That's too bad. Can you say in what way it sucked? I saw a preview where Mustangs were shooting up a battleship, which made me laugh.
I'm personally really tired of all the "triumph of the will over those who would keep the brothers down" movies....
Oh... Just watched "The Crow" and I enjoyed it.
Sounds: weak, not realistic. Guns sounds like lasers.
Planes: BF109 behaving like one of the plane from the movie "Stealth".
4 P40 strafing and destroying a german airbase on their own. Squadrons à hundreds of P51 all together escorting a bombing mission over Germany. Rookies who have never fought on the front line but yet are able to decimate squadrons of veteran german pilots. etc...