Along Came A Spider finds Morgan Freeman reprising his role as Washington DC homicide detective Dr. Alex Cross, investigating the kidnapping of two children from an exclusive school by a schizophrenic psychopath.
ACAS was adapted from James Patterson’s first highly acclaimed novel in the Alex Cross series from, which Kiss The Girls was also adapted a few years back.
Freeman is again brilliant as Cross, but the film relies too much on silly and unbelievable twists rather than doing it in the way of real crime solving. In reality, no one cares exactly where the needle is in the haystack without knowing how it got there. ACAS sells out right away and never makes up for it. Cross gets pulled into the film for no apparent reason except he knows his trade, but what are the odds that his trade is known by all involved on both sides of the law and even so admired?
If you check all sense at the door, you most likely will be entertained. Freeman pulls off another fantastic role, leaving his co-stars in the dust. Honestly, I wouldn’t pay at the gate for this. I’d rather sit home with some cheap grocery store popcorn, footing nothing but the cost of a video rental.
+ charlie craine