Monday, September 28, 2015

Action Gets Traction Fall 2015


PLOT:    A reboot of The Transporter.

                These days it doesn’t have to be years before they reimagine or remake a film.  The original Transporter is only 12 years old.  Gone is stoic but can kick-ass Jason Statham but replaced by Ed Skrein (Ajax , Deadpool 2016) is Frank Martin and he helps four attractive women to take a Russian’s kingpin money.  There is lots of action but it is not the same without Statham.  If you like The Transporter movies go but if not wait until video where all the movies are successful.


PLOT:  Die Hard in a precinct HQ.

                WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose is Shaw a cop who returns back to duty after his rookie cop was killed, he was shot and had to see a therapist for PTSD.  His former partner Burke (Roger Cross, the black guy you see if every SyFy film and series) is a dirty and Shaw has the proof to put him in jail.  Burke and his crooked cops set a fire to the police station to get most of the police out then places it on lockdown hench the title.  You have seen it all before but the ONLY reason to see the film is for Ambrose.  He is an action star!  Not much in the acting side but makes up with badass!  There is many good kills!  Action Hounds please watch!!


PLOT:  Stoner finds out he is really an assassin.

                Jess Eisenberg is Mike a loner and stoner who finds out he is CIA assassin when Adrian (Topher Grace) wants to start his own group of elite group of killers from mental patients try to get rid of him because he is a loose end.  Kristen Stewart is his girlfriend and she looks high most of the time.  The movie is good in a strange sought of way.  It’s has funny moments, real dramatic moments and many bloody moments.  If you like the story and the two stars you should see it.  It would make a good TV series.  If you can wait please see this on video or cable.

PLOT:  The rise of gangster rap group NWA.

                In the beginning there was party rap, the fun stuff then there was message rap, a little more serious and gangster rap where it talked about ghetto life, poverty and the abusive police.  Three young men wanted the mainstream to hear how bad it is and there are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Easy E.  The movie tells their story. I don’t know how accurate the story is but if you want more information you know where to find it. The positive: the money, the women the bling (gold) and the negative: crooked managers too much drugs and egos.  It is like most dramas about fame and the cost.  It is well made and well done.  All the young actors are great.  The film is about gangster rap so there is a lot of swearing, using women as sex objects, violence and drugs.  You have been warned.


PLOT:  The movie based on the popular TV show in the 60’s.

                Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill, Man of Steel) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer, Long Ranger) are spies from English and Russian team together to find a scientist through his daughter.  Cavill seems to be having a great time playing Solo, Hammer not so much.  The villainess Elizabeth Debicki is beautiful, fashionable and dangerous.  At the end their code name is U.N.C.L.E. - United Network Command for Law Enforcement. The music is good and the action sconces are very good.  If you are curious did they make it better or worse go, if not wait for cable.

PLOT:  Scientist makes the perfect solider.

                Rupert Friend (ShowTime’s Homeland) is Agent 47 a genetic engineered man with superhuman strength and stamina.  There is a barcode on the back of his bald head with the last two numbers which is 47.  The government shuts down the project but an evil organization wants to bring it back to life and they need to find the doctor, Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) who created it and they use his daughter, Katia (Hannah Ware) to find him. Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) is John Smith is more than a CIA agent. It is based on a video game. You have seen this all before but it does have style and a lot of action!!  A sad note Rupert Friend was not first choice to play 47 but Paul Walker who died in a car crash.  If you like mindless action  go see it, if not wait until cable.
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