Zoe Saldana Stars in the Movie Colombiana

Watching the trailer of the upcoming movie Colombiana brought to mind a few things:

  1. Here is a Latina playing a Latina in a action movie and it’s not cheesy.
  2. The guy from Blood In Blood Out is in the movie.
  3. Finally! A movie that doesn’t depict  Latinas as maids, caretakers or  pretty promiscuous women looking for a rich man.

The plot:

In the action film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths.

The Dominican/Puerto Rican Zoe Saldana has had roles in  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Avatar, Star Trek and Drumline. She plays the best part of the movie,she kicks ass all over the place as an assassin.  Our first Latina action heroine? She’s got my vote.

And guess who plays the bad guy? Jordi Mollà, who played the kingpin Johnny’ Tapia in Bad Boys II and Diego Delgado in Blow. If anyone can play a psychotic bloodthirsty kingpin it’s Jordi.

Cliff Curtis also stars in Colombiana. Cliff has played as Smiley in Training Day and Pablo Escobar in Blow. Cliff plays a pretty good Latino for an indigenous Polynesian  from New Zealand ( He is of Māori descent).

This looks like it’s going to be an entertaining action film of the likes that Angelina Jolie can be seen in. We will give it shot. How about you?

Here’s the trailer:

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6 Responses to “Zoe Saldana Stars in the Movie Colombiana”

  1. Looks fun! I have to say, though, I hope in the movie I don’t have to hear “Never forget where you came from” *quite* that many times.

  2. This is very cool even if the politically correct may not approve. I’m all for action (violence) in a movie or novel that has good character development, an intriguing storyline, or a message or all three. Will be looking forward to this one. Thanks Efrain.

  3. Don’t watch this terrible movie! Go ,get more cultured and learn about the real Colombia, instead of wasting your money in something that would make you more ignorant . This is once again another crime against Colombia’s reputation. Do something good to yourself: don’t watch this stupidity !

    • Thank you for your comment.

      “that would make you more ignorant .” You don’t know me yet you already assume I am ignorant because I posted a review on a movie which no one has yet to see. “Do something good to yourself:” Again, you don’t know me yet think because I posted a positive review on a trailer of a MOVIE NO ONE HAS SEEN YET I don’t do anything good for myself. FYI I know the rich history of Colombia and have met some great people from Colombia so I am going to see this movie, all POLITICS aside, as exactly what it was meant to be, an action flix.

      Hope to see you protest all other movies that stereotype and commit crimes against Latin-American and Caribbean people. Have a good day.

  4. So a Colombian gives you grief for endorsing a movie that takes a really offensive strereotype about Colombia and tries to make it “sexy” and “fun”. In response you are not only completely unsupportive as a fellow Latino but you argue that there’s no point in protesting because there are too many offensive movies put out there about Latinos and Caribbeans. Are you even familiar with the concept of circular reasoning? Not to mention that all this follows your recommendation that the movie is worth watching because we should all cry hallelujah that finally a Latina is not depicted as a maid or a gold-digger. Sure she’s still sexualized and thus objectified but not as a servant or a whore so let’s all be happy and run to the theater. Honestly dude, reconsider your decision to write for “Pa’Lante Latino” because it is exactly your manner of thinking that keeps us all down.

    • What keeps us down is the same manner in which we object to every movie that has to do with Latinos then we complain that there aren’t Latinos in film. Every country has its issues no doubt but if we are going to bash a movie only because of the name (since no one has seen the movie yet and I’m tired of repeating this) then that is stereotyping.

      You don’t know me and yet you judge me because I have a different view of a movie and my way of thinking is keeping us down? You need to read further in this site and see the information and education Pa’lante Latino brings before you keep going. What brings us down and I preach this often) is how we jump on each other because we see things from a different perspective (for example this situation) and point fingers and play the blame game.

      Once the movie opens in theaters this weekend and people come out saying “hey this movie stereotypes” then I’ll listen. Until then, I won’t jump to conclusions and won’t claim you are the reason why we stay “down” while I’m at it. It’s not hard to think positive, try it sometime.

      Thank you for your comment.

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