When I saw the trailer for Snitch I thought to myself that the movie would be decent with lots of action, but not necessarily a great movie. Perhaps because I’m not much of a fan of Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock in the wrestling circles. I have a cousin whose crazy about The Rock, I still remember his excitement when we went to watch The Rock’s first acting roll as the scorpion king in the opening of The Mummy. Then the movie was out and it was right there on the top of the US Box Office movie chart and I had nothing better to do so I went.
The start of the movie is quick and right to the point. The Rock’s son gets thrown in jail and is facing from 10 to 30 years in prison because he was arrested accepting a package of narcotics sent to him by a friend. When the arrested son wouldn’t make a deal with the US attorney to reduce his sentence by setting up drug dealers since he doesn’t know any, his father steps up and offers to do it on his behalf, trying to find a way to enter that world to save his son’s life. The movie is inspired from true events by the way.
The good thing about the movie is that, even though The Rock is huge and intimidating he is playing the role of the family man very well. You feel his pain, his anguish, his dedication to his family and most importantly, when he is hit, he goes down like a, well, rock. When he is put into an action filled situation, he is still a family man that doesn’t suddenly transfer into a skillful Rambo and start fighting like a pro. The bad thing about the movie is that it started fast but then began slowing down even though there were lots of bullets and car chase.
I kept waiting for something to happen at the ending, something different or twisted, but it ended and that’s it. A message about the drug dealing laws of America comes on screen. Frankly, I enjoyed it in the movie even though I looked at my iPhone to check the time two or three times while watching but I don’t think I will be watching it again or adding it to my DVD collection.