A relatively impressive Netflix production sees five former secret agents, most of who’m were going through financial hardship, re-unite for one seemingly final task – to raid and eliminate a drug lord that until now, had successfully evaded authority. Triple Frontier is available to stream on Netflix.
Director: J.C Chandor
Writers: J.C Chandor, Mark Boal,
Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunman
The movie itself had so much promise but sadly didn’t turn out as well as it could have. The cast was that of a Hollywood blockbuster and the plot seemed to be extremely enticing. The first half of the flick had you on the edge of your seat throughout, deep in the heart of the wet, mysterious and densely populated South American jungle, the five secret agents planned an “off the record” mission to infiltrate the drug lords abode, before killing the target and leaving with vehicles full of cash. Of course, with this being Hollywood, it wasn’t quite that straight forward.
The second half however, quickly tailed off and the movie seemed to run a tad too long for it’s own good. For me, the filmmakers created a plot and story that wasn’t quite 100 percent believable, especially when it came to some of the actions taken by the main characters.
Greed seemed to be a recurring theme throughout this one, and was highlighted multiple times – with three particular scenes standing out where you were shaking your head in disbelief.
At a certain point however, the filmmakers decided to take the story and plot down a different path, making each of the main characters question their own morale decisions they were making.
All in all, a watchable movie which flirts with greed, morale decisions and much more, but certainly forgettable at the same time.
“You’ve been shot five times for your country and you can’t even afford to send your kids to college…”Pope – Triple Frontier