Wow! Such a good movie.
So much average
Good concept, poorly executed.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
First of all, The show's score is top-notch. Sean Callery is a visionary. I fell in love with 'Garbage' 'Hooverphonics' and 'Depeche Mode' 'cause of La Femme Nikita.Not to mention the actors. Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis exude tremendous chemistry and individual talent.Peta plays the at-first homeless, vulnerable runaway (seen in the movies) but later blossoms into one of the most seasoned assassins of Section One. Shooting bad guys, donning wigs and disguises, getting hitched to a target as an assignment and escaping a rocket launcher through a garbage shaft are but a few of the innumerable stunts pulled by Nikita, a very fatal femme. (including being revealed as a double agent) Michael is the epitome of sangfroid. Cold, ruthless and dually acquiescent yet rebellious to the games and machinations of Operations and Madeline, Roy delivered in every single episode one of the most powerful performances ever seen in TV history and showed how truly versatile he was especially in the episode 'Not Was' when his character, Michael, suffered from temporary amnesia and had to rely on Nikita for help.Michael and Nikita are really convincing as 2 people in love;2 star crossed lovers trying their damnedest to beat the odds of fate a.k.a the section.Alberta Watson is ... phenomenal in her role as master manipulator, Madeline. I looked forward to seeing her in every episode and was saddened by her departure in the fourth season. Her return in the episode 'The Girl Who Wasn't There' was much welcomed.All the actors' performances remain with you long after each episode's conclusion. It has a uniqueness about it that leaves u hungry for more. With episodes like 'Gambit (s1), 'Open Heart' (s2) Hand to Hand(s3) etc., La Femme Nikita will forever be remembered.The action is amazingly choreographed given the show's rather tight budget which makes it all the more unique.Operations portrayed by Eugene Robert Glazer is steely and controls his house by any means necessary.La Femme Nikita is chic, way ahead of its time, endearing, and etches itself into the very depths of your soul; Watching La Femme Nikita is time well spent, honestly.Even in 2014, in my opinion no show has been able to fully grasp its unique intricacy (though a few do come close).It truly is 'The Cure For The Common Show'
"Nikita" (1990) was very interesting. Luc Besson did a great job. "Point of No Return" (1993, American remake) was decent too. "Nikita" (2010-2013) was not my cup of tea. Just my own opinion.This TV series is one of the best TV shows from the 90's. This version of Nikita is my favorite and always will be. Peta Wilson did a wonderfully great job. She was perfect! Roy Dupuis was stunning as Michael Samuelle. The whole cast was impressive - Don Francks as Walter, Matthew Ferguson as Birkoff, Alberta Watson as Madeline, Eugene Robert Glazer as Operations.....they all were amazing!! NO exaggeration here.The story line and pacing were intriguing PLUS many intense/suspense moments. The series keeps getting better with every new season.Brilliant series!!!
First off, I started to believe that everything has (Luc Besson)'s name on it must have a certain amount of ridiculousness even if it's supposed to be fun. This time (Besson) is slightly related to the work but the symptoms are all here. (Peta Wilson) is a beauty but she did in this show some of the worst acting I have ever seen (strangely she's better in anything else it !). Although I love to see her, but sorry, with her same unexplainable complainant look and couple of known by heart unchangeable passions, she was too irritating, pretenses and boring. (Roy Dupuis) is the worst of the lousiest of the most awful actors ever been on TV ! Man.. Can he act ? Or rather can he exhibit any sort of emotions on his face ?! His portrayal for his character (if originally I can call it so !) wasn't deep or dark as it was obviously intended, No it was ideally idiot. Yes, his role is an emotionless guy but he delivered it emotionlessly, and while he's a smart secret agent he looked so stupid, wearing oddly the same clothes, being like humdrum robot. The thing not to provoke but to shock is that this untalented, unattractive, and totally dead as a doornail dude was the second lead in a 96 episodes 5 seasons series ?!! Nevertheless, still the lowest element is the state of false seriousness that this show was determined to achieve. Actually it wanted so hard to be interesting action spy show and somehow serious and profound in the same time, yet by poor and pretender style. While it's the girlie version of James Bond it tried to be so dramatic in the wrong place almost every time or at least by the wrong ways. The direction was aiming to be stylish however ended up as so pedant. For simple instance look at its image; it's mostly between azure and pink but with no meaningful or catchy thing in between. So with a ruining weak production, an average at best action, and the REAL bad acting it transformed into a dull experience and genuine silly time. Therefore I find myself scream madly when someone ever compares this to "Alias". OH MY GOD (or rather Mon Dieux !) How could anybody even think about that in the first place ?! True that Alias began 4 years after, and it got its own flaws and catastrophes as well, but there is no comparison whatsoever, and if you want to do it, so I might say one thing : Alias does have drama, acting, music, action, thrill, high guest stars, big budgets, memorable moments, and imagination while "La Femme Nikita" doesn't.. End of the story!
I just finished watching the first two seasons and a few episodes from the third season on DVD. This is the classic of classic "Noir". No show in history has offered the intrigue, the sexual tension, and the originality offered by this show. The show's creators have gone on to make the super hit "24", God Bless them. Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis create romantic fireworks for this show's fans like no other production since "Gone with the Wind" (and all this without profanity). There are no better sets than those created by Rocco Mateo, who actually puts you in another world somewhere in the near future. I doubt that the cast, crew and creators could have envisioned just how good this show was when they created the episodes with a ridiculously low budget. The writing proved to be like a prophecy: immediately after the show ended, the idea of a covert anti-terrorist organization would seem much more interesting and relevant. Congratulations to all who had a hand in creating the new Morte D'Arthur (Nikita-Gwenivere, Michael-Sir Gallahad, and Section-King Arthur). LFN Fans still yearn for more episodes of this, the most highly addictive TV show in history.