Tag Archives: Action

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) – Review

Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, an international hitman, identifiable only by the barcode tattoo on the back of his head that was given to him as a child. Engineered as an almost unstoppable and emotionless killing machine, Agent 47 is tasked with confronting and eliminating the leader of a syndicate that is trying to unlock the secrets behind Agent 47’s powers to harness and create a similar kind of assassin. Not exactly the Hitman some loyal fans know and love but it’s not the worst feature film on Netflix right now.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Polar (2019) – Review

A surprisingly action-packed movie that follows a talented, yet haunted hitman, who is nearing his retirement date and ready to collect a pension pay-out from the company he has been employed with. Unbeknown to him, he must fend off the same companies attempts to end his life, thus cancelling the pension pay-out he is expecting. In my opinion, one of the best films of 2019, but in the opinion of others, Polar is considered just a cheap and nasty John Wick rip-off. It’s worth noting that this movie is based on the Dark Horse Comics of the same name (Polar) with Mads Mikkelsen adopting the role of Duncan Vizla – the hitman.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Asher (2018) – Review

Ron Perlman stars as Asher, an ageing hitman that is slowly coming to the end of his career. Despite struggling through illness, he decides to pair up with a younger prodigy, but when that doesn’t go as well as originally anticipated, Asher and the people he cares for become vulnerable targets themselves. Not the most remarkable of movies but on the other hand, not the worst as far as low budget New York based feature films go.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
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Wheelman (2017) – Review

Frank Grillo stars as the “Wheelman” – a getaway driver that has to work for mobsters in an attempt to pay off a debt. After being assigned to a seemingly routine bank heist, he quickly comes to the realisation that he may have been betrayed by his main contact and consequently spends the evening trying to save himself and his family from the gang demanding the stolen loot. As far as short Netflix feature films go, this gritty thriller isn’t the best but it’s certainly not the worst.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Non-Stop (2014) – Review

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a highly skilled federal air marshal, traveling on a transatlantic flight from New York to London but at the same time he’s struggling to overcome his daughter’s tragic death – turning to drink as a result. While on duty, he receives a series of text messages from an apparent fellow passenger, demanding 150 million dollars to be transferred into an offshore bank account. If this isn’t done, the perpetrator promises to kill a fellow passengers every 20 minutes for the duration of the flight. A surprisingly entertaining movie that keeps you entertained and guessing from start to finish.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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12 Strong (2018) – Review

After the horrific events of September 11th, 2001, the United States determine that the Taliban in Afghanistan were responsible for the attack on their citizens and assets so act swiftly to respond. Consequently, a special forces team made up of 12 men, headed by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is tasked with assisting the Northern Alliance in their fight against the enemy by providing foot support along with coordinating air support. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Revenant (2015) – Review

Set in 1820’s America, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) enrolls on a classic tale of survival and revenge after suffering devastating injuries from a savage bear attack, along with finding out that his son has been murdered. The grief-stricken father must conjure together every bit of energy and expertise to trek through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the man who was the one to kill his only son. A visually impressive movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Venom (2018) – Review

Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), a reporter living in San Francisco, struggles when his life seemingly turns upside down overnight, after digging too deep when investigating something called the “Life Foundation”. A humourous at times, yet equally as brutal movie that may not have quite lived up to heights some had initially expected.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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