The Philippines have this tradition that every Christmas holiday, they don’t allow showing of international movies. This is the reason why we had to wait for January 8 before we can watch The Tourist starring Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie.
The wait was worth it. I know this movie might have a lot of negative reviews due to its story. I must admit just seeing Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in the movie was enough for me. It was eye candy all throughout. Angelina was too beautiful and sexy while Johnny Depp was just Johnny Depp. It was so glad to see Johnny Depp in a different light as I’ve grown tired seeing him as a pirate 😛
The Tourist is all about finding Alexander Pearce (played by Johnny Depp) . Pearce having stolen a gangster’s money worth 2 billion plus owing British government tax money makes him a target.
Elise (played by Angelina Jolie) was supposed to work undercover for British Government against Pearce but ended up falling in love with him. Now, both the gangsters & British government were watching her too.
I’m not gonna expound more on the story as it will spoil your movie experience. If you watch movies to be entertained then you’ll enjoy this. Not too serious and not too dramatic, sometimes we just want simple movies like the Tourist.
I loved the twist and I wasn’t expecting it until around the middle of the movie. Having 2 big good-looking stars in the movie really made watching it enjoyable. Some might argue that Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie tandem doesn’t have chemistry. For me, it worked pretty well.
Have you watched the tourist? What do you think?
My Rating for The Tourist: 4 out of 5 stars