For every original, innovative movie out there, there must be hundreds of copies. A Perfect Getaway is one of hundreds. It is not original or ground-breaking in any way. That is ok, and I'm confident most will rate the film as such: "It's OK."
It's interesting to see Milla Jovovich racking up different, but indifferent film roles. I'm so used to seeing her kicking Resident Evil a%& every couple years. Another MIA actor who pops up here is the often underestimated Steve Zahn. Kiele Sanchez and Timothy Olyphant round out the foursome.
The film ultimately overextends itself, tries too hard to be something it's not. We follow a newly married couple, Jovovich and Zahn, on their honeymoon into the adventurous hiking trails of the Hawaiian Islands. Word reaches them of a manhunt for a murderous duo, man and woman, roaming the islands and axing newlyweds. Tension brews as our couple crosses paths with two other suspicious couples, one of them played by Olyphant and Sanchez. It's a "who-dunnit" from here on out as the plot boils to a rather interesting twist. Unfortunately, the movie's pace screeches to a halt as the filmmakers decide to take several minutes to overexplain the twist.
It's hard enough to sell a twist to moviegoers. Just ask M.Night Shyamalan. Why shoot yourself in the foot? Whoops.
Still, the movie is enjoyable, but enough to justify a $11 ticket.