Frank is an American teacher who travels through Europe in a means to forget a lost love. He meets Elise, a mysterious woman who choses to use him as a decoy to fool the police as she’s headed to Venice to meet up with her former boyfriend who’s being chased by the cops as well as the mobster he stole millions of dollars from. As her boyfriend has undergone quite hefty plastic surgery, nobody knows how he looks these days but when Elise finds out that the criminals target Frank and threaten to kill him if they don’t get their money back, she sees no other possibility than to help him stay safe.
Sound and Vision:
When it comes to visuals, The Tourist delivers what every Blu-ray these days should: overall squeaky clean image and can be referenced to as demo material. If we really want to give a point of criticism, it would be that the black levels drop a bit in certain scenes, but that would be nitpicking.
The movie doesn’t contain a lot of action, but when that does appear, the surround channels are used very well. Most of the focus is on the front channels and also there we have nothing to complain about. Technically a great track.
– Audio Commentary Track
– A Gala Affair
– Bringing Glamour Back
– Action in Venice
– Tourist Destination
– Canal Chats
The titles of the extras speak very much for themselves. Specific subjects are tackled with cast & crew giving interviews.
The Tourist was supposed to become a block buster with two of the biggest stars in Hollywood on the white screen together: Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Unfortunately, it ended up being a total bust. Maybe not financially, but certainly when it comes to entertainment.
Jolie and Depp act like wooden dolls, there’s totally no chemical reaction between the two and also the storyline with plot holes as big as the canals in Venice doesn’t really help either. The only thing that’s left is watching the photography of Venice. But I’m guessing there are better documentaries for that.