Spoiler Alert: This review will reveal how the film ends
Cataleya, a beautiful and nimble assasin is hunting for her parent’s killer. She can climb walls, and move through the ventilation shaft swiftly and kill people while looking great. She is very good with guns and explosives but she is also artistic. When she kills a person, she likes to draw a flower on her victim’s body. Its her signature and her way of sending a message to the killer of her parents. She doesn’t believe in email. After several killings the strategy does work and Cataleya is able to track down her parent’s killer. He is an evil man who lives in a fortified mansion and runs a criminal organization in sunny South America.
Cataleya alone attacks this heavily guarded mansion using her gymnastic skills to kill the guards. As they quickly fell dead, the question came to mind, Who hired these incompetent guards? The mansion guards must have lied on their resume. Nonsensical lies such as, I have 5 years experience in defending fortified mansions, I can shoot an intruder and I am very difficult to kill and have some knowledge of HTML. As Cataleya attacks them they always forget to look left or behind and that is exactly where she is standing with a gun. If they were looking up then she was beneath them or when they are looking down she is on the roof. Her feats would not qualify as athletic but more magical. We are not shown how she gets on the roof so quickly or always finds that one hidden spot where no one is looking. She just does it because she is beautiful and angry and the laws of physics respect her too much to interfere with her mission.
After killing all the guards, Cataleya now challenges the Vice President of this evil organization. For some reason the fight turns into a hand to hand combat in one of the bedrooms. At one point Cataleya uses a toothbrush to attack him. I felt this dental approach was unprofessional. You can’t kill the Vice President of an evil organization with a toothbrush! He worked very hard to get to that position. He deserves some respect, at least kill him with a knife or blow him apart with a machine gun. I know its fashionable these days for assassins to use whatever they can get their hands on, but using a toothbrush in a fight to death is going too far. And where does this end? Will she strangle him with dental floss? Will she make him gargle for more than 30 seconds with mint flavored Scope all the while berating him about his irregular flossing?
Finally we get to the main villain who is hiding in a secret room with a religious statue. While it is only natural to turn to God at times of stress it was also dissapointing that this most evil man, the big boss of this very evil group had no guts. He was the whole reason why Cataleya existed. He was the reason she had become such an amazing killer and roof climber and an unbeatable player of hide & seek. Sadly he shows no initiative and simply flees his own mansion, yelling something along the lines of I will get you for this. He finds a truck and drives away angrily. But does this parent killing, God fearing man get away? Yes but only far enough to fall into Cataleya’s trap. You see inside the truck are two very aggressive dogs, that Cataleya had been training. At her command, they attack the evil man, and shred him to pieces, eating him alive as he howls in pain. I guess in this last moment the movie does defy cliches and stereotype because the notion that dog is man’s best friend is severely challenged. Let that be a lesson for anyone who lives in a fortified mansion and hires guards who lie on their resume.
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