Zoe Saldana Stars in “Colombiana”

By Efrain Nieves

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

  • Here is a Latina playing a Latina in a action movie and it’s not cheesy.
  • The guy from Blood In Blood Out is in the movie.
  • 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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