Sometimes a movie comes out and loudly demonstrates why I started this site. This is one of those movies. This movie currently has a 14% rating on rottentomatoes but I give it a solid 4 Icees out of 5! Judging by the current 85% audience rate on that same site, most of the 587 people who have rated it so far agree with me.
So why does it get this rating? Simple, it’s got great action! Is the violence gratuitous? Yes! Is the gunfire excessive? Yes! Does that bother me? No!! If you like John Wick or The Expendables, you will like this movie just fine. Now the writing isn’t the best as there is little true character development (we get a backstory as to why she’s doing what she’s doing) but again… who cares? You don’t go to this type of movie for academy award screenwriting. You go for the action and you get that in droves. Is this predictable at times? Sure, but there is a twist that happens that might catch you off guard (or not).
Speaking of action and violence, this movie certainly deserves its R-rating for all the gunshots, stabbings and language. Just sayin’
This movie makes me sad for all the years since Alias went off the air when Jennifer Garner has been wasting her talents on romantic/drama movies instead of doing more action. She’s great at it! Her performance alone makes this movie worth seeing.
So if I like it so much, how come only 4 Icees? To get higher than that, you really have to impress me, and although this movie comes close, the pedestrian writing does bother me enough that I can’t give this a higher score. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this movie and will own it when it comes out on VUDU!
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