Tag Archives: Action

The Professional

A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN, AN INNOCENT WITNESS, A CORRUPT DETECTIVE WHO WENT TOO FAR.  New York City hitman Léon Montana (Jean Reno) reluctantly lets a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) into his life after her family is murdered by a corrupt DEA agent (Gary Oldman). One of Luc Besson’s most successful films is somewhat related to his … Continue reading The Professional

The Commuter

LIVES ARE ON THE LINE. On the same day that he’s fired, insurance salesman Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) is approached by a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga) on his commute home; she has a strange but lucrative offer… The fourth collaboration between Neeson and the director is an appealing thriller with a Hitchcock vibe that largely … Continue reading The Commuter

Bright

The LAPD is operating in a world where humans co-exist with fantasy creatures; officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith) reluctantly partners up with an Orc (Joel Edgerton), but they fall victim to a conspiracy… Director David Ayer reunited with Smith after Suicide Squad (2016) for another messy action movie; this one premiered on Netflix. Much like … Continue reading Bright

The Fugitive: Doc on the Run

A MURDERED WIFE. A ONE-ARMED MAN. AN OBSESSED DETECTIVE. THE CHASE BEGINS.  If you ever come to Sylva, North Carolina, there is at least one must-see tourist attraction – the train wreck from The Fugitive (1993). After shooting this expensive action scene that had a bus colliding with a train, the crew left the wrecks … Continue reading The Fugitive: Doc on the Run

Blackhat

WE ARE NO LONGER IN CONTROL.  After a hack that damages both Chinese and American institutions, the Chinese government and the FBI are collaborating to find those responsible, enlisting the help of jailed hacker Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth). One of the director’s least interesting thrillers was also a commercial flop. Inspired by the Stuxnet revelations, … Continue reading Blackhat

Thor: Ragnarok

NO HAMMER. NO PROBLEM.  After being imprisoned by a fire demon, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) learns that Asgard is about to be destroyed and the one responsible will be his sister, Odin’s firstborn, Hela (Cate Blanchett). The third film in the franchise has Thor and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) colliding on a faraway planet and then teaming … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok

The Accountant

CALCULATE YOUR CHOICES. The Treasury Department is looking into a mysterious man called ”the Accountant” (Ben Affleck) who was responsible for murdering several mobsters; at the same time, he’s hired to audit a robotics firm… An odd idea for an action-thriller, although it does begin to vaguely resemble a Batman story in disguise as it … Continue reading The Accountant