ALEX CROSS – CROSSING OVER
Almost Worth A Prime Time Ticket
Guess who is crossing over to the action genre? That’s right Tyler Perry!
A homicide detective in Detroit is an accomplished veteran in the police department known for solving crimes using his PHD in psychology. Like any other case, he is assigned to a high profile case to assess the clues, but this case won’t be so cut and dry.
Ok we know! Its hard to get over not seeing Tyler Perry in a dress as Madea in the series of Madea films he has written and produced over the years. It makes seeing him as a serious action film that much more difficult. Once you get over that minor issue though, you find that he does a pretty good job playing the role. There’s plenty of action and the bad guy played by Mathew Fox (Emperor 2012, Lost TV Series) was just down right crazy.
There were a few points in the film we didn’t like such as the fight scene at the end. It was just too simple and easy compared to the skills that the villain showed at the beginning of the film. We also think a few of the lines were a bit too Tyler Perryish in that they sounded like they belonged in one of his directed films.
Outside of the points above, we think this was a pretty good film. Tyler did a pretty good job, but it wasn’t as believable as it could have been if it were played by a more accomplished actor known for playing action roles. Right now, we are giving this a Matinee look, but after a few more roles like this, Tyler just may be getting Prime Ticket purchases from us for his action performances.