Acts of Violence (2018)
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Unrealistic chases and fight scenes where they cut costs by using cameras at various angles to mask the actual fighting. I could only watch 7 or 8 minutes of this torture before I had to stop. Probably the cringiest I have ever felt when watching a movie. So terribly terribly bad.
I usually watch any more regardless of what IMDB rating it got if it has an actor or two that I like. This film however would receive an absolute zero from me. Instead of checking this movie out in the cinem rewatch a classic. Trust me. You'll thank me later.
P.S This is my first time writing a review. I created an account with the sole purpose of writing this scathing and honest review.
- Not as hokey, fewer big names, and fewer unnecessarily large explosions
The casting was decently balanced with a mix of B/B+ actors, most being recognizable but not necessarily known for only playing quintessential badass roles.
Once you're branded a badass actor (albeit not necessarily untalented), it's hard to break that mold in Hollywood, even if the actor is multifaceted. Willis is a great example if you look at some of his earlier work (Sixth Sense).
That being said, you know what to expect of modern-day badass Willis. As far as the supporting cast, it was appreciated to see some of the lesser-known unconventional actors 'earn' badass status in this movie.
I hope Hollywood realizes that you don't need to cast a well-built actor to play a badass role (unless body-type is pivotal to the plot).. But hell, look at Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad!
The verdict: Great action, decent acting/casting, contrived plot.
Wow, this is seriously one of the worst movies ever made. Human traffickers just go around plucking women off the street? It's ironic because the hero is at a strip club where real human trafficking takes place. So the good guys are basically supporting human trafficking while the dude's fiancée is getting human trafficked.
How about this? In these terrible movies let's just do away with any pretense of a story and just get right to the fighting and killing. It's such a ridiculously stupid story that I'd be shocked to learn that the script took more than one day to write.
And, of course, the villain is a Black guy who speaks with a just-for-the-movies jive accent.
But ... to give the other guys credit, the movie was okay ,, had a sense of originality for a repetitive familiar idea ,, the plot was fine ,, and they surprised us with a couple of unexpected "deaths" , so it was build in a solid form.
The cast were good, as i said above i kinda wished to see more of Bruce Willis, but the others were talented enough , i don't know maybe i'm one of those who still stuck in in the "Die Hard Bruce" :D but yeah , the actors looked all fresh yet had talent and they all did good job.
cinematography was not really that huge,, i point to only one occasion were they blow up a basement .. it was so mediocre and didn't really show much ,, but anyway.
Final thought, no matter what it's a Bruce Willis movie so just go watch it ;)
First of all, I'm entertained enough to see Bruce Willis as a supporting cast and working along side Cole Hauser again (remembering their work in Tears of the Sun of 2003). Bruce plays as a tired old cop who's can't take anymore of the frequent human trafficking case that doesn't seem to have an end to it. Cole on the other hand is an ex-military with PTSD who helps find his younger brother's fiancé no matter what it takes. So if you're looking for action, this movie has enough gun fight scenes to satisfy that expectation.
Finally, for someone like me who has little awareness about human trafficking in the US, this movie helped me realize that it's real and what makes it a big problem is because of the different forces at play supporting such dreadful heinous activities. Aside from human trafficking, family is also one of the focus of the movie. But if creating awareness about human trafficking is the main theme, whether it's in Ohio or anywhere in the world , I like the approach and how the story was written.
Why do you have a main player (kidnapped women) whose face is completely numbed out with botox. She looks awful and can barely carry-on dialogue without sounding muffled. Ridiculous.
Just a poor imitation in just about every way.
characters are mostly the usual tropes/cliches, some of them are bit more sick/twisted than from taken.